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Rep. Payne, Jr., Addresses Pro-ISIS Videos Posted to Bloomfield School District Website

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Rep. Payne, Jr., Addresses Pro-ISIS Videos Posted to Bloomfield School District Website
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Monday morning, the Bloomfield, New Jersey, public school district website was hacked. The hackers posted a pro-ISIS video, which remained visible for around two hours. Similar attacks occurred nationwide.

The hacking attacks on the Bloomfield Public School District’s websites highlight the vulnerability of the technology we rely on every day,” Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr., said. Internet and technological infrastructure are integral to our school systems. Cyberattacks against school systems have the potential to disrupt school operations and compromise student information. In light of this attack against schools in my district, I am working on federal legislation to address cybersecurity threats to schools.

Rep. Payne, Jr., is Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications.

Related story: Bloomfield School Website Hacked by ISIS Sponsored Group

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