Indiana DOE website back up after 2nd hacking

A "We'll Be Right Back" message was displayed on the Indiana DOE website after the site went offline on November 3, 2014.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Department of Education technicians dealing with the second hacking this week of the agency’s website are closely monitoring the site after tweaking it in hopes of preventing a repeat attack.

Department spokesman Daniel Altman said Friday the agency’s technicians installed a patch within the website’s content management system late Thursday afternoon intended to thwart hackers. The website was restored about 3 hours after staffers took it down following Thursday’s attack.

The website was also down temporarily Monday following the first hacking. Altman says both times the hackers posted a message claiming they were part of the Nigeria Cyber Army, but no agency data was compromised in either attack.

He says staffers are watching the website and making sure all its features are up-to-date. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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