March 27, 2015 ↔ no comments
Hackers Hijack School Twitter Account, Posts Photoshopped Image Of Teacher In Underpants
A British school has found itself the victim of an online hacker-prank, with its Twitter account hacked and revealing images purportedly of its head teacher posted online for everyone to see. Read more from Hot Security:
Twitter followers of Oriel High, a secondary school in Crawley, West Sussex, found a stream of explicit language, claims that head teacher Philip Stack had joined a P0*n website, and a photo of Mr Stack’s head superimposed on the heavily-tattooed body of a muscular male wearing a pair of tight underpants.
Brazzers, for those of you lucky enough not to know such things, is a popular P0*n website. It appears that the school’s Twitter account was broken into in the early hours of Sunday morning, allowing an unauthorised party to post messages like “The Year 9 girls are getting a bit fat. We need to work on them in the gym.”
A message on the Oriel High School website says that the Twitter account has been “temporarily deactivated”, meaning no more mischievous tweets can be published for now. But clearly the school is unamused by the antics of the hacker, whoever they might be (surely a pupil?), is reportedto have contacted the police about the incident.
You might argue that no serious damage has been done, and that this – like I claimed my kidnapping of the school Christmas tree all those years ago – were harmless hijinks of youngsters who would be better spending their time knuckling down to some homework. But if a Twitter account can be hijacked to mock and undermine a head school teacher, then it could also be abused to redirect to spam sites, to spread malware, or to bully vulnerable children.