Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Fort Lauderdale's website down for hours after threat from Anonymous...


Besides the city's website, fortlauderdale.gov, the police department website, flpd.org, also was affected, as was the city's email system.

City officials said Monday evening that once they became aware of the denial-of-service attack, which created a Web traffic jam and kept people from accessing the sites, the city shut them down as a precaution. City Manager Lee Feldman said it was like "a school going into lockdown" to make sure no one entered the site for malicious purposes.

Mayor Jack Seiler said the city sites had not been breached and that the city restored its online systems around 6:30 p.m.

However, some attempts to access the city's sites Monday night were unsuccessful.