Pro-ISIS Group Hacks 800 School Websites Nationwide, Including In New Jersey And Newtown, Connecticut

November 10, 2017

On November 7, 2017, it was reported that the FBI is investigating the hacking of a New Jersey school district website by a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) group. The school district is one of hundreds nationwide whose websites were plastered with messages supporting ISIS. The district said that for about two hours, visitors were redirected to an ISIS-sponsored YouTube video with Arabic audio and Saddam Hussein's picture. There was also text reading "I love Islamic State."

The district's website is hosted by Schooldesk.net, whose owner said that some 800 school districts nationwide, including that of Newtown, Connecticut, were also hacked. All of them are connected to a server in Georgia.

Source: Newyork.cbslocal.com, November 7, 2017.

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