Gloucester County schools websites affected in hack

Screenshot courtesy of a WAVY-TV Viewer shows the Gloucester Schools website after it was hacked. Nov. 6, 2017

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Gloucester County Public Schools websites were affected after its hosting site was hacked overnight.

Jim Brogan, IT Director for Gloucester schools, says the sheriff’s office alerted Superintendent Dr. Walter Clemons about the hack around 2 a.m. Monday.

Pages for Gloucester schools were replaced with images of Saddam Hussein and a pro-Islamic State message.

Atlanta-based schooldesk.net took the sites down at 6:30 a.m., according to Brogan. Clemons told WAVY.com the hosting site informed him that up to 800 school divisions were affected by the hack.

Clemons said the sheriff’s office contacted the FBI about the hack.

Stay with WAVY.com for the latest developments.