New Jersey School Website Hacked, Pro-Islamic State Message Displayed

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) – The FBI is investigating after the company that hosts a New Jersey school district’s website was hacked across the country and the district’s page was one of hundreds to display a message in support of the Islamic State.

The Bloomfield school district says the website displayed the IS video for about two hours Monday before it was taken down.

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SchoolDesk, the company which maintains the site, said in a statement that technicians discovered a small file was injected into the root of one of its websites. That redirected approximately 800 school and district websites to a YouTube page containing an audible Arabic message, unknown writing and a picture of Saddam Hussein.

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The company says it has added more protections.

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