|City of Northwood Web site hacked|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Monday, 22 April 2013 12:02|
NORTHWOOD - The city's official Web site was hijacked this weekend by hackers protesting the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.
The hackers claimed to be affiliated with the well-known hacker collective called Anonymous.
The Northwood site is apparently one of numerous sites hacked in the organized protest, but the issue appeared to be fixed around 8 a.m. this morning.
"It's being taken care of," said Web site Coordinator Cathy Reno. "It happened Friday, it was fine Friday night, and sometime after that they went ahead and did it again. It's being worked on."
When logging onto the site prior to 8 a.m., an image appeared of an individual wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, made famous by the film "V for Vendetta," and holding a sign stating "This site is going Blackout on April 22. Stop C.I.S.P.A. We want Internet Freedom." Alongside of it was a lengthy message in green and red type speaking out against the bill, dubbing it an act to "censor" Americans.
The CISPA bill, numbered House Resolution 3523, was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The act's summary states it is "for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cyber security entities, and for other purposes."
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