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Sponsored video posted to school website in hack

Sponsored video posted to school website in hack”

BLOOMFIELD, NJ- School Desk, the company that hosts the Bloomfield School District's websites was hacked in the early morning hours and all school content was replaced by a pro-ISIS video.

SchoolDesk, the Atlanta-based company that maintains the site, said in a statement that technicians discovered a small file was injected into the root of one of its websites. "Around 6 a.m., the hacked page was brought down and by about 7 a.m. full functionality and control were restored", a message on the Bloomfield School District's website said. The company has added more protections and is requiring users of its websites to reset their passwords.

The Bloomfield district said no confidential student or teacher information was compromised.

SchoolDesk is actively working with various local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, on tracking the source of these website intrusions, and we hope to gain additional insight through their assistance and analysis soon. "Our team will be working diligently to continue to strengthen our network, websites and all sources of access to prevent such activities from occurring again".

School districts in Virginia, Connecticut, Louisiana and New Jersey were affected in the attack. The main host site has also hired a private computer security company to investigate the hack.



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