Sunday, May 20, 2012

Websites Down

Per Breaking News:
  • Police officials said today they have confirmed the city of Chicago website has been hacked.

    Federal authorities and Chicago police are investigating the attack and don't know the extent of it, according to a source familiar with the incident.

    Authorities also exploring whether the city attacks are linked to a threat to hack NATO's website in Europe.

    Hackers have been claiming credit for bringing down the site and the site, according to Twitter feeds this morning.

And it's still early.



Anonymous Anonymous said... never was down. is down. nice job cmdr L

5/20/2012 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous SCC Fan said...

Wednesday afternoon they knew we had a "worm". By Thursday they were in a full panic because they knew by then it could/would bring down our intranet and they were even more panicked the press would find out.

Friday and Saturday I watched McLiar tell the world our computers had absolutely, positively not been compromised, on TV and in print.

Sunday morning...OOOOPS!

5/20/2012 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lots of complaints about water and food being expired. Don't be surprised. All the contracts to the usual corrupt vendors where given out a while back. They give the city expired goods and charge them for new. This has been going on for years. Just shows what our city leaders think of us. Feed them shit and then send them home after they do our dirty work for us. Just remember this bullshit when you might decide to go that extra mile or give your all for this department. Nothing is going to will only get worse with this bunch of assholes running the show.

5/20/2012 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any demented assholes hacking a government website should go right before a firing squad. Be surprised how fast that shit would cease.

5/20/2012 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We poor bastards in the districts have been warning those arrogant asses in the ivory tower about this for years!

The computers on our desk in our stations our 12 years old and came from our old station.

Doing more with less sucks Garry!

5/20/2012 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Network security is never taken seriously.

As CPD and other units in Chicago have seen - and is now put into the spotlight by the incident with Anonymous shutting down the websites of the City of Chicago, the website, and the NATO website, security must be at the forefront in every case.

Having worked in Information Technology for more than 40 years now, I am constantly challanged by non-IT personnel who demand administrative access. Those user accounts are never secure. Those user accounts are always the first accounts to be breached, and those user accounts are probably the accounts which were compromised in the website shutdowns which occured today.

Chicago, along with many other cities and most businesses, need to do a complete review of all IT security and give administrative level access ONLY to those who must have such access on a need to have access basis.


I could go on for hours about today's security breaches, but the incidents today should be a wakeup call for everyone involved and a complete review of access at every level, in every department, should be one of the first things to be done after NATO is over.

5/20/2012 05:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm sure it's just a coincidence. It couldn't be NATO related. It just couldn't. Could it?

World class city. Can't even do a decent job of firewalling our website.

5/20/2012 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work officers!!

5/20/2012 07:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was DoS attacks that would have brought a webite down. Not a worm.

5/21/2012 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Impossible! Johnny Lewin has known about this for two years. He couldn't have failed to secure our network. There's no way a bunch of unemplyed hippies could outsmart a $175K a year exempt with a 65 million dollar budget

5/21/2012 03:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can look up and find people that have retired five or more years ago still listed in the system. I wonder if their pc and password numbers still work? Are they still being counted in the budget too?

5/21/2012 06:36:00 AM  

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