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Denver enlists posse to try to corral website hacker




Denver enlists posse to try to corral website hacker
Denver enlists posse to try to corral website hacker



http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_15161877 

By Christopher N. Osher
The Denver Post
05/26/2010

Denver officials have asked the FBI, Denver police and Microsoft Corp. 
to help them identify the person or people who have hacked into the 
city's website twice in the past week.

Dave Joly, an FBI spokesman, confirmed a felony criminal investigation 
has begun. Conviction of what the FBI terms a "defacement" of the Denver 
Web page could carry between one and five years in prison, depending on 
the particulars.

Joly said the FBI has not been notified of any other similar attacks on 
municipal websites in Colorado.

The hacker did not get beyond the public Denvergov.org website to access 
any internal files that may contain sensitive information, but officials 
want to determine how the website is getting hacked so they can ensure 
it doesn't happen again, said Eric Brown, a spokesman for Denver Mayor 
John Hickenlooper.

"The security system in place is very good and thwarts nearly every 
attack," Brown said Tuesday. "Last week and last night, someone was able 
to get through the first layer."

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