School Districts in New York Sent Explicit Internet Image as Popular App is Hacked
Seesaw is an app that allows students from to learn and engage in creative educational activities while giving teachers and parents insight to each students progress and thinking. The app has become especially popular in recent years, and is used by about 10 million students, teachers, and parents, according to their website.
However, parents say the platform was hacked Wednesday, as some school districts in New York saw an explicit image posted in a message. NBC says that districts in Oklahoma, Illinois, and Texas were also affected.
Seesaw's vice president of marketing said in an email that "specific user accounts were compromised by an outside actor”, though they did not go into how many users were actually affected. A second email said the person or others involved hacked individual accounts, and did not gain administrative access o Seesaw.
NBC says that Castleton Elementary School, in Castleton-on-Hudson had said on their website that there was evidence of a security breach.
NBC says the image posted was an "infamous meme photo of a man engaged in an explicit act." Vice News obtained a screenshot of the image, revealing the nasty pic to the world.
Mayor de Blasio's Snitch Line Gets Whacked
Back in the early days of COVID, then New York Mayor Bill de Blasio set up a social distancing tip line for New Yorkers to report group gatherings and other violations as a way to hopefully help flatten the curve in the fight against COVID-19. Well, this didn't go so well. Some folks may not be too keen on the idea of ratting out their friends and neighbors. or maybe we're going crazy.
The NY Post is reporting that anonymous tip line was bombed and trolled with an array of penis pictures, pics of people giving the middle finger, Hitler memes, and other crude posts.
Some other witty entries included pics of Mayor De Blasio dropping the Staten Island groundhog in 2014,
The Post says it is uncertain if any of the vulgar pics and comments were from people who actually lived in New York City. No women named Karen could be reached for comment as of this time. Well, least he tried.