[ISN] Hackers take down Chicago website

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 01:39:43 -0500 (CDT)

By Hal Dardick
Chicago Tribune
May 21, 2012

Anti-NATO hackers brought down the city of Chicago's home page for hours 
Sunday as leaders of the military alliance met in Chicago and thousands 
of protesters took to the streets.

The page, cityofchicago.org, went down from midmorning until early 
afternoon after a shadowy group posted a YouTube video claiming it was 
"actively engaged in actions against the Chicago Police Department" 
because of the way police were treating protesters.

In a video posted by AntiS3curityOPS Anonymous, a narrator wearing a Guy 
Fawkes mask said chicagopolice.org "should be fired on as much as 
possible. We are in your harbor, Chicago, and you will not forget us."

Police sources familiar with city and federal probes into the incident 
said hackers did bring down the city's home page, but chicagopolice.org, 
the city's ClearPath community policing page, was untouched. A related 
effort to bring down NATO's international site failed, according to one 
of the sources.


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