URBANA — Authorities are investigating after a hacking incident into a school district email account.
A malicious PDF file was distributed through the high school account to employees, students, parents and other members of the community. School leaders contacted police for the “unauthorized use of the district network.”
They also notified students, parents and families of the incident and encouraged anyone who might have received or opened an attachment from the affected account to contact the district immediately.
Officials say the district’s technology team is working to review policies and procedures to prevent this type of incident from happening again.