School Board Website Hacked For Election Day
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School Board Website Hacked For Election Day

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It’s the dawn of election day, so Torontoist assumes that our readers are doing their proper diligence with some last-minute cramming on who’s running for school trustee in their respective areas. The Toronto District School Board website isn’t going to be of any help, however: it’s been hacked by a group of Brazilian script kiddies who go by the name Un-Root Crew.
Un-Root Crew, aside from not having girlfriends and using the usual circa-2001 lame 133t cracker-speak, tends to post anti-government diatribes in Portuguese on the pages they deface, claiming nobility for bringing attention to the problem of bureaucratic corruption. Whatever.
Only the TDSB’s front page has been hijacked, so the current trustee page is still available here. A PDF listing of all Toronto’s 456 electoral candidates is here, or check-out the Star‘s list of school trustees, which has photos and links to many of the trustees’ websites.
UPDATE: The TDSB site has now been restored, while Un-Root Crew continues to do nothing particularly productive with their time.

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