Denver’s website hacked twice in one week |

Denver’s website hacked twice in one week

Joey BunchThe Denver Post

The city and county of Denver website was pulled down Monday night after it was hacked, the second such attack in a week.Eric Brown, a spokesman for the mayor’s office, said he didn’t know what time the site was breached and when it might be restored.Starting about 8 a.m. Thursday, was down for six hours after it was hacked. Brown said he did not know whether the cases were related.Denver police are investigating both attacks.The hacker’s page was pulled down before 9 p.m., and the city put up a page that said, “The City and County of Denver’s website is undergoing maintenance.”The hacker’s green-and-black page that replaced the city’s home page proclaimed “VIRuS-Ra3ch was here,” and included a warning in code: “W3 C4n’t H4ck A4y Thing ~ But W3 H4ck Wh4t W3 W4nt & your Security Information Has Been Passed Off,” as well as an e-mail address and website.In Colorado, computer crime, including hacking, is a misdemeanor when damage is valued at $500 or less but can be a felony if the damage is more severe.

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