B.C. student loan website down after being taken over by hackers
Posted May 3, 2021 2:22 am.
Last Updated May 3, 2021 7:43 am.
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — The website that B.C. students visit to manage their student loans appears to have been hacked.
At around 9 p.m. Sunday people on Twitter reported the landing page for studentaidbc.ca was replaced with a black page with green writing and music playing in the background.
The page featured a green symbol along with a title that read “Guardiran Security Team,” followed by statements such as: “Mess with the best, die like the rest,” “Game Over for you but My Game has Just Begun,” and “When there is no justice, There is just us.”
Less than an hour later, at around 10 p.m., the site was fully down, only showing an error message.
If you’re trying to pay your student loans ahead of the summer semester, this is the page you get when you arrive at the site. Early reports showed a hacked homepage hours prior. Now, it appears the site is entirely down. #NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/J1Hs6S34Cf
— Kareem Gouda (@KareemsGouda) May 3, 2021
The site remained down as of 7:30 a.m. Monday. The LearnLive BC website was also down.
This apparent hacking comes just days before the summer semester starts for students in early May.
It is not clear if any personal information on students has been compromised.
StudentAid BC has yet to comment on this situation.