Hackers target Ventura County’s Office of Education web system

John Scheibe reports:

The websites of numerous school districts in Ventura County went offline Wednesday morning after hackers targeted certain systems operated by the Ventura County Office of Education.

“Our tech team is working on this now,” David Schermer, communication manager for the office, said Wednesday morning of the cyber attack.

The websites for the office as well as Conejo Unified, Ventura Unified, Moorpark Unified, Mupu, Santa Clara Elementary and Briggs Elementary school districts were temporarily taken down. All of the websites, seven total, were back online by about 3 p.m.

Those who visited the websites found a message that the pages were down for maintenance.

Schermer learned early Wednesday that his agency’s webpage had been hacked. The hack involved sending users to a group’s webpage where pro-ISIS views were posted, he said. Ventura Unified’s also had the same problem.

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