JOHNSONBURG — Johnsonburg Police are looking into the hacking of an area Facebook page.
According to an alert sent by the Johnsonburg Area School District alert system Thursday, the JASD Facebook page was hacked, and followers should disregard it “until further notice.”
JPD Chief John Clopp said police and the JASD became aware of the hacking around 6 a.m. Thursday morning, following the post of a video.
The video appeared to have middle-eastern actors, he said.
“We reported it to Facebook, and the video was taken down,” he said. “Facebook is looking into it to determine who hacked it. We’re in contact with them and the school to determine if this was someone local or a group overseas.”
It didn’t appear to be a “homemade” video, Clopp said, but one that someone copied from the internet or reposted.
Personal Facebook accounts are hacked daily, he said, adding this is not an unusual occurrence for social media accounts.
“It’s typically someone in another country,” he said. “It’s the most common for hacking accounts.”
Police visited Johnsonburg Area High School Thursday and conducted walk-throughs, Clopp said.
“Everything seemed to be okay,” he said.