Sunday, May 20, 2012

Chicago Officials: City websites have been hacked


Police officials said today they have confirmed the city of Chicago website has been hacked.

Federal authorities and Chicago police are investigating the attack and don't know the extent of it, according to a source familiar with the incident.

Authorities also exploring whether the city attacks are linked to a threat to hack NATO's website in Europe.

Hackers have been claiming credit for bringing down the cityofchicago.org site and the chicagopolice.org site, according to Twitter feeds this morning.

"We are aware of the potential issue with the city's website and are working with the appropriate federal authorities to address the situation," said Pete Scales, a spokesman for the city.

A group using the name antis3curityops sent out a message on Twitter at 6:17 a.m. directing people to “fire” on chicagopolice.org and chicagoseargeants.org. As of 11:40 a.m. only chicagopolice.org appeared to be unresponsive.

A Twitter user who claims affiliation with Anonymous, an international hacker community, tweeted a little later "Tango Down," with a link to cityofchicago.org -- shorthand used on the Internet to indicate a site has been hacked or targeted. That site was also unresponsive as of noon.

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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pussy denial or service nonsense?

Oh! Big time move by the hackers if that is all which is happening.

LOIC can be used by anyone... Hardly a great accomplishment. Linking in from Google as of now, both sites for City and Cops seem to be back up, if a touch slow to load.

BIG BROTHER LOVES YOU said...

LAME EXCUSE FOR STEALING OUR PENSIONS AND BENEFITS.

NEXT; THEY'LL SAY FOP GOT HACKED AND FORGOT THE PROPOSALS AND NEGOTIATING SCHEDULE?
ARE OURS DUES AND PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS MISSING AGAIN?

DID THE CITY FORGET THE OT HOURS AND HOW TO ADD AND SUBTRACT?

Mississippi Madman said...

DOMESTIC TERRORIST


Call Name Address City State Zip Class Old Call Effective Date Expiration Date Status
KC9NCF Hensley, Daniel P 2945 W Fullerton Ave Chicago IL 60647 G KC9KOW 12/19/2006 12/19/2016 Activ

Anonymous said...

Watch protest live at http://www.ustream.tv/occupiedair

CPD is making the city proud so professional, kind and respectful.

Anonymous said...

OT>>>>

Put NATO leaders on battleship or cruise ship for meeting..leave cities and Police alone

Anonymous said...

it was probably easy to do,seeing all the cronies they hire.

Anonymous said...

meh I was hoping for some radio jamming but you stupid fuckin cops did that all on your own with the open keys....


Fat worthless blue wastes of DNA that you are. I had fun spitting on your asses! And what about your "brothers" from the County that were TOO FUCKIN SCARED to come up out of their hiding spots to help you...Mwahahahahaha FUCK THE POLICE.

Anonymous said...

Fuck you cockbreath

Pay-or- view said...

You just won a free trip to Cook County parasite paradise until the finals with a chance to win a life time prize to Dante's utopia.

Parasite scab traitor take his photo, fingerprints and both testicles!

I Voted For Obama said...

Rahm needs new IT guys.

Anonymous said...

The funny thing is that NOBODY ever uses those websites except RAHM!