Explicit Images Sent To Parents On Hacked School Messaging App

Explicit Images Sent To Parents On Hacked School Messaging App


A hacker sent explicit images to parents and teachers over a popular school messaging app, the company said Wednesday.

Parents and teachers received the explicit photo in private chats on Seesaw, a student engagement platform, districts in Illinois, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas said Wednesday.

The explicit photo was sent through a “bit.ly” link. Bit.ly is a popular link-shortening service that hides the real web address, so in this case parents would not be able to see where the link was taking them. In some cases though, the explicit image was automatically displayed to unsuspecting parents.

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The inappropriate image was reportedly a well-known meme photo of a man performing an explicit act.

Seesaw said Wednesday that “specific user accounts were compromised by an outside actor,” according to a statement that vice president of

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