Personal Information of Memphis Police Association Could be in Jeopardy after Hacking Attempt


A hacking attempt into the user accounts of Southwest Tennessee's City - Memphis and at Memphis Police Association, has been unfolded by the FOX13. Mike Williams, President of Memphis Police Association, told FOX13 that their servers are now being examined by the IT security specialists.


The President of Memphis Police Association discovered that a hacking has taken place only on the morning of Wednesday (i.e. on 12 September, 2018). Williams said that the individuals were sent numerous spam emails which were on the server. However, FOX13 was informed by the spokesperson of the mayor's office that the server of the city has not been impacted.


Mike Williams expressed his thoughts that the motive of the hackers might be was to cause a disruption amongst Memphis Police Association and its members, which includes the police officers. Williams also said that "I think that the Memphis Police Association is very involved in the community, plus it also hosts a lot of email address to a lot of police officers in this city".


After knowing about the hacking that has taken place, the President of Memphis Police Association entered into talks with the police officers, MPD (Memphis Police Department) command staff along with the mayor's office.


As per a report published by GAO in the month of July, cyber security has now become a national issue. The GAO has reported that there are over 35,000 internet security attacks that were targeted on government, universities, and businesses being operated from countries like the United States, Iran and Russia, have been documented.


Williams further commented that though the hacking took place, he does not believe that any kind of sensitive information has been compromised as posted on 12 September, 2018, by FOX13.


Talking about the City of Atlanta, it didn't had the fate by its side as in the month of March the Atlanta city became a victim of a ransomware cyber-attack. Due to this attack, the people of the city were unable to get court information or pay their bills by going online.


Williams confirmed that as and when their IT team working on the hack will be able to trace the hackers, they will share that information with Memphis Police Department.

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