Gloucester County Public Schools' websites hacked

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WVEC) -- Someone claiming to support ISIS hacked the websites of Gloucester County Public Schools early Monday morning.

School division superintendent Dr. Walter Clemons told 13News Now that the sheriff's office contacted him around 2 a.m. to tell him that pictures of Saddam Hussein along with pro-ISIS messages were on GCPS' pages.

Clemons said the issue originated with the hosting site, Schooldesk.net. Clemons added that the company, which is based in Atlanta, told the school division's director of technology that roughly 800 school districts' sites were affected.

Schooldesk.net took GCPS' sites down until the company addressed the issue.

The Gloucester County Sheriff's Office contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to make agents aware of the situation.

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