US Parents were concerned to find that the app Seesaw which is used for parents and children to access schoolwork was hacked and explicit images were leaked. It was reported the inappropriate image was sent to Teachers, Students and Family members. 

In its statement, Seesaw denied that hackers had gained administrative access but had instead hacked “isolated” individual accounts.

Seesaw said in response to the incident it had taken action in the following ways:

  • Completely disabled the messaging feature to stop additional users seeing the inappropriate message.
  • Removed the inappropriate message from accounts to which it was sent.
  • Reset the passwords of all compromised accounts and notified users.

Since the incident many schools have sent out warnings to those clicking on links obscured with which is a link shortening site.

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