Tag: IT security

Child porn linked to church IP address

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Computers, computer equipment and unknown items in boxes were removed from the rectory office of St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Tuesday in Independence, Mo. Federal investigators said on February 5, between 6:30 and 7:30 in the morning, there were two downloads of child pornography from peer-to-peer file sharing sites to an IP […]

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Affidavit: Church computer used in chat

| March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – A Chesapeake pastor recently arrested for computer solicitation committed the crime at the church he worked at, according to deputies. In an affidavit obtained by WAVY.com, a Spotsylvania County sheriff’s deputy and detective conducted an undercover chat investigation July 18, 2012. The deputy went into a Yahoo! chat room and was […]

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Hinsdale church with hacked phone line won’t have to pay $27,000 bill

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Officials still don't know who hacked into a Hinsdale church's phone lines last year and made $27,000 worth of calls to Libya, but one thing is certain: The church won't have to pass the collection plate to pay for them. AT&T said Monday that the Unitarian Church of Hinsdale will not be charged for the […]

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Church Web sites hacked to push conversion to Islam

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

A computer hacker took control of more than a dozen church Web sites hosted by a Perrysburg designer this week, replacing their regular content with an appeal that Christians convert to Islam. The Rev. Vinnie Dauer of Fallen Timbers Community Church in Waterville said he received a text message from a church member at about […]

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Hackers hit church’s collection plate

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

(CBS News)  DES MOINES, Iowa – At St. Ambrose Cathedral in Des Moines, Iowa, a mid-day offering holds special meaning. "It's gone," Bishop Richard Pates tells CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian. "You kind of have to take a deep breath and you have to trust in the Lord." What was gone – all […]

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Chicago Synagogue Cites Web Visits From Egypt

| October 31, 2010 | 1 Comment

A rabbi at one of the synagogues allegedly targeted by explosive-laden packages from Yemen said that the group's website was visited dozens of times recently by individuals located in Egypt. Rabbi Michael R. Zedek from Chicago's lakeside Emanuel Congregation also said that he was told by a source that there were actually four bombs targeting […]

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Synagogues Websites Hacked

| June 4, 2010 | 0 Comments

BOSTON — A pro-Palestine organization is accused of hacking into the websites of several conservative Jewish synagogues Friday morning. The synagogues, which are members of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, said the Indonesia-based group "Pintu Maya Team to Palestine" is responsible, according to the MetroWest Daily News. Adam Hopkins, a member of Temple Israel, […]

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Norwich church rector red-faced as scam hijacks her e-mail account

| September 25, 2009 | 0 Comments

The e-mail from the Rev. Trish Cunningham reads like a simple request for help. ”I am sorry I didn’t inform you about my traveling to England for a Seminar..,” the e-mail states. “I misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money,and other valuable things were kept I will like you to […]

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