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Manchester Police Suffer Denial of Service Attack

04 September 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970
 

The Greater Manchester Police force confirmed today (Fri 04) that its website became unavailable at approximately 8pm last night.

Initial checks did not reveal anything untoward and the system was quickly brought back online. However, a short time later the website became unavailable again and an individual on Twitter has since claimed responsibility for causing the website to crash.

Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said: “We are treating this as a denial of service attack, which is a malicious attempt to disrupt services. I want to reassure people that the server for the website is not connected to any other Force system and that the information contained on the website is all public information. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused to members of the public and we are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.”

Picture: A malicious attempt to disrupt Manchester police's website services was claimed via Twitter

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 04 September 2015

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