UK: North East school website hacked

I can’t remember whether I’ve ever seen parents keep their children home from school as a result of a school web site defacement, but that’s what happened in Yorkshire when the defacement suggested an Islamist group.

Kenny Toal reports:

A local authority has advised all public bodies and organisations to make sure their security software is up to scratch after hackers, claiming to be from an Islamist group, targetted a primary school website.

Some parents at Sowerby Community Primary, in Thirsk, kept their children off school today after the security breach last night.

But police say while they are investigating there is no threat to the school or its pupils.

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