Ebene News – CA – BCStudent Help One of ‘Multiple Government Websites’ Down, Possible Hack Reports Shared

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A woman uses her computer keyboard to type while surfing the Internet in North Vancouver, BC, December 19, 2012 When Kirk Tobias’ daughter logged into her school’s student portal one morning last month, she was greeted with a disturbing note THE CANADIAN PRESS / Jonathan Hayward

VANCOUVER –
A website that manages post-secondary student loans in BC goes offline, with reports on social media suggesting the site may have been hacked

StudentAid BC posted on Twitter just before 9 a.m. on Monday, saying its website “is temporarily down” and the team is working to “resolve an issue affecting multiple government websites”

The agency did not provide details on why the website was down, but some people on social media had a theory and shared photos of what the site would have looked like on Sunday

These images show a black screen with a green logo and the name “Guardiran Security Team” A sentence below reads: “Mess with the best, die like the others”

@studentaidbc uh i think you may have been hacked? I just went to check my loan status to confirm that everything is fine and it appeared imageTwittercom / YARROWH1AG

@studentaidbc @CHEK_News @cbcnewsbc should probably be looking at BC Student Aid website being hacked New semester starts tomorrow Are students going to get their loans? imageTwittercom / 75YAKv9KTe

StudentAid BC did not provide any estimate of when it would be back online and the website now simply expires when viewed

LearnLiveBC, which provides information for international students wishing to study in BC, was also down on Monday morning

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Ebene News – CA – BCAssisting students from one of ‘multiple government websites’ down, possible hack reports shared

Source: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-s-student-aid-one-of-multiple-government-websites-down-reports-of-possible-hacking-shared-1.5411974