January 7, 2020

Report: DHS Monitoring Apparent Hack of Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) Website

From CNN:

The Department of Homeland Security is monitoring the apparent hack of a government website, according to a senior administration official, who called it “defacement.”

The website on Saturday evening displayed an image of President Donald Trump bleeding from his mouth with an Iranian Revolutionary Guard fist in his face.

The Federal Depository Library Program website, which is run by the Government Publishing Office and makes federal government documents and information available to the public, featured the image and is currently offline.

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See Also: Coverage From NY Daily News

UPDATED: Statement from FDLP/GPO:

There was an intrusion on GPO’s FDLP website on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The site was taken down for about 24 hours to allow for a security analysis. It has been determined by GPO’s IT Security Team that none of the site’s data was compromised, and the site is back online. GPO continues to coordinate with the appropriate authorities to investigate the origins of the intrusion.

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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