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Lake Oswego School District Twitter hacked

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The culprit had no problem drawing attention. 

The Lake Oswego School District Twitter account got hacked on July 6, 2018. (Screenshot/Twitter)

At 2:36 p.m., a tweet came out from the Lake Oswego School district Twitter account. In all caps, the tweet signaled a change in the account. 

And that’s exactly what happened, the school district confirmed in a statement on Friday night. 

The Lake Oswego School Districts’ Twitter Account and the email account of Christine Moses have been compromised by individuals not associated with or representing the organization in any manner. Please do not open any emails from mosesc@loswego.k12.or.us.

The District is working earnestly to remove inappropriate postings and remedy this matter as quickly as possible.

The hacker wasn’t finished after one tweet, however. The school’s twitter account also tweeted out music lyrics and a look at a generic coded screenshot. 

The hack comes a day after the school district warned people about an email scam to people in the school district coming from Moses’ email address. The scam offered a new college tuition program for 200 district students if they clicked on a link inside the email. 

Moses, the district’s spokeswoman, said the timing of the Twitter hack is “very suspect,” though she couldn’t confirm the email scam was connected. 

Moses said they believe they have regained control of the district’s website, though the school’s twitter account disappeared on Friday night. 

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