Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Source, Milwaukee Police News Website Disabled After Attempted Hack

Hackers attempted to disable Milwaukee Police Department news website.

By H. Nelson Goodson
December 31, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) reported that their news website "The Source" was temperarily disabled to upgrade it after hackers attempted to disable it on Tuesday night. The MPD noticed around 10:00 p.m. on Tueaday that The Source news website had been compromised and discovered a vulnerability, according to police Lieutenant Mark Stanmeyer, the Public Relations Supervisor. Lt.Stanmeyer reported that The Source website was recovered, but was then temperarily disabled by the department to perform an upgrade.
Other MPD social media, Twitter, Facebook and the main website are operational, according to Lt. Stanmeyer.

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