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Friday, December 30, 2011

Little Rock School Twitter hit by hacker?

Posted By on Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 7:01 AM

Sorry I didn't take a screen shot.

I was alerted last night to a post on the Little Rock School District Twitter account that suggested a Bible reading for the day — from Revelation, maybe? — and a link to a religious website. Sorry I didn't take a screen shot. I sent notes to Little Rock School District offices and to the Twitter account asking about the religious message — amid School Board notices and the like — and didn't get a response.

However, I notice this morning that the post has been removed. I'll try to follow up today on what school officials know about use of the account for proselytizing. Sounds like a hacker.

If anybody preserved a screen shot, I'd appreciate a copy.

UPDATE: School Board member Melanie Fox said she'd talked to Superintendent Morris Holmes about the episode. The preliminary thinking is that the system was hacked or someone simply obtained the password. "The first order of business is to shore up the system to make sure it doesn't happen again," she said.

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