Access to the Indiana Department of Education website went down Monday morning, due to an apparent hack.
A department spokesman said in a statement that there’s no sign any data hosted on the site had been compromised.
The hack apparently came due to a vulnerability in Drupal, the web development platform used for the site’s online content. Organizations including Harvard University, MIT and Warner Brothers Records also use Drupal for their websites.
According to a WISH-TV report, some users received a unique error message:
The message said the site had been hacked by the Nigeria Cyber Army, a group that in the past couple days listed on its Facebook page a number of government websites it had hacked. It’s unclear how long the site had been giving the message. As of 7 a.m., the site was no longer loading the message and still wasn’t loading the DOE’s actual site.
The Department’s Information Technology staff has taken the website down temporarily while this issue is addressed. Staff say they anticipate the site will be down at least through the rest of the day.