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B.C. student loan website down after being taken over by hackers

Last Updated May 3, 2021 at 7:43 am PDT

StudentAid BC is down after hackers appear to have taken over the site many students use to manage their education finances. No word yet any student data has been compromised. Courtesy: Pixabay

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.

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.