Mexican Catholic website hit by cyber attack
Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 9, 2011 / 06:04 pm (CNA).- The Catholic Multimedia Center website in Mexico was hit by a cyber attack on Sept. 7. Hackers succeeded in knocking a portal that provides information on the Diocese of Mexico City offline.
The director of the website, Father Omar Sotelo, said the attack was the work of experienced hackers, “as they tried to damage the central memory system by destroying the entire operating system and the contents of the page,” reported the Archdiocese of Mexico City’s news service.
He said the attack caused major damage to the appearance and programming of the website, but that technicians hope to have it back online by Sept. 12.
Earlier this year, the Mexican bishops’ website was also the target of an attack. Because of the level of damage to the site’s database, a new site had to be built.
Catholic Multimedia Center can be found at: www.ccm.org.mx