British Columbia student loans website shut down after being taken over by hackers
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The website that BC students visit to manage their student loans appears to have been hacked.
At around 9 p.m. Sunday, people on Twitter reported that the studentaidbc.ca landing page had been replaced with a black page with green writing and music in the background.
The page featured a green symbol as well as a title that read “Guardiran Security Team” followed by statements such as “Destroy the best, die like the rest”, “Game Over for you but My Game has Just Begun” , and “When there is no justice, there is only us.”
Less than an hour later, at around 10 p.m., the site was completely down, showing only an error message.
If you’re trying to pay off your student loans before the summer semester, this is the page you get when you land on the site. The first reports showed a hacked home page hours earlier. Now it looks like the site is completely down. # NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/J1Hs6S34Cf
– Kareem Gouda (@KareemsGouda) May 3, 2021
The site was unavailable Monday at 7:30 am. The LearnLive BC website was also down.
This apparent hack comes just days before the start of the summer semester for students in early May.
It is not clear if any personal information about the students has been compromised.
StudentAid BC has yet to comment on this situation.