Thomas More University was hacked in various ways after a cyber attack on the Facebook account

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A local university has been hit by a cyberattack, leaving her with embarrassing and inappropriate images on her social media account that she cannot delete. Thomas Moore University’s Facebook account has been hacked and all of their account managers are locked out. “About three weeks ago, we received a notice telling us that all university admins who are admins on the site have been removed,” said Kevin Reynolds, vice president of institutional development at Thomas More. The first release outside of the university’s control was a live video game. Most recently, the posts showed a woman in suggestive poses with accompanying text. One reads, “I just rented a room that sleeps two.” “Hacked” describes what happened and the reactions to it. “Our students, our prospective students, our community members are obviously frustrated. You are annoyed. The content is of course against everything we stand for as a Catholic university. It’s uncomfortable,” Reynolds said. Reynolds said a security team is investigating the incident, who told them the university appears to be employing the most secure cyber security practices. What’s even more frustrating is that the university didn’t have any help from Facebook with this issue.” We’ve tagged Facebook in many different posts to try and get their attention. We threatened legal action. We can’t get an answer,” Reynolds said. Finding those responsible is also a problem. “A lot of this is happening overseas, where there’s no way to get to these people,” said Dave Hatter, Intrust’s cybersecurity IT specialist. Hatter said even the woman in the pictures could be a victim. “If she’s behind the hack, she could potentially be prosecuted for it.” I suspect they have those photos from somewhere else or she’s outside of the United States if she’s involved in any way,” Hatter said.

A local university was hit by a cyberattack, leaving her with embarrassing and inappropriate images on her social media account that she is unable to remove.

Thomas Moore University’s Facebook account has been hacked and all their account managers are banned.

“About three weeks ago, we received a notice telling us that all university admins who are admins on the site have been removed,” said Kevin Reynolds, vice president of institutional development at Thomas More.

The first release outside of the university’s control was a live video game.

Most recently, the posts showed a woman in suggestive poses with accompanying text. One reads, “I just rented a room that sleeps two.”

“Hacked” describes what happened and the reaction to it.

“Our students, our future students, our community members are obviously frustrated. You are annoyed. The content is of course against everything we stand for as a Catholic university. It’s uncomfortable,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds said a security team is investigating the incident, who informed them that the university appears to be employing the most secure cybersecurity practices.

Even more frustrating, the university had no help from Facebook with this issue.

“We’ve tagged Facebook in many different posts to try and get their attention. We threatened legal action. We can’t get an answer,” Reynolds said.

Finding those responsible is also problematic.

“So much of this is happening overseas where there’s no way to get to these people,” said Dave Hatter, IT cybersecurity expert at Intrust.

Hatter said even the woman in the pictures could be a victim.

“If she’s behind the hack, she could potentially be prosecuted for it.” My guess is they got those photos from somewhere else, or she’s outside of the United States if she’s involved in any way,” Hatter said.

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