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Albuquerque Journal Website Hacked

Dec 24, 2014

  Officials at the Albuquerque Journal say they have notified federal authorities that the newspaper's website was hacked.

It happened Wednesday morning when someone replaced the top story about the 1971 slaying of a state police patrolman with material that expressed support for Islamic militants and warned Albuquerque residents that their secrets were being collected through mobile devices.

The website was taken down for several hours and the material was removed. The original story about the murder case was reposted when the website came back online.

The Journal's director of information systems, Monty Midyette, says the newspaper's servers were not breached and the alterations appeared to be limited to the one story.

The FBI says it was not aware of any other website attacks in New Mexico on Wednesday.

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