Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Awkward: UAW official praises Democratic candidate for governor while the GOP incumbent listens
- If its name is any indication, this winter storm headed for Michigan could be really fierce
- Why this 20 year old is getting a mastectomy, and why she's not alone
- Michigan Republican party fails to address Dave Agema's bigotry and hatred
- In this morning's news...
Mon January 28, 2013
Federal court website in Detroit may (or may not) be the latest victim of 'hacktivists'
A federal court website in Detroit may be the latest victim of a hacking campaign by online activists.
The group, Anonymous, has claimed responsibility for several attacks on government websites. The group is opposed to online censorship and other government intrusions.
Rod Hansen is the spokesman for the eastern district court. He says technicians are checking the Eastern District of Michigan's U-S Probation Office website, after media reports that hackers installed a destructive ‘video game’ on the website.
Hansen says it’s unclear if the website was actually hacked.
“Just in case, we did take the website down temporarily,” says Hansen, “but as soon as they are able to investigate thoroughly and see what may have happened…or may not….then it will be brought back up and business as usual.”
Hansen says no ‘sensitive information’ was accessible on the website.