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Hacker Compromises Louisiana Town's Web Link

A Web link to a report about the Alexandria’s Sugarhouse Road realignment project has been hacked by someone who accessed the city’s main website.

The website serves to inform visitors about the history and events taking place in Alexandria, La. The link redirected users to a page displaying a hooded image and text that included: “Heyy Admin. Your site [expletive deleted].” The compromised link — done by S3nleVeyaSensiz — also shows an image featuring a hooded man.

In addition to taunting the site’s administrator, the hacked link says: “Turkish Attacker. One Turk Against The World.”

City officials said the incident did not affected any completed pages. The city’s website does not contain any sensitive information relating to utility accounts or residential records, they said.

The website is hosted on an off-site server and managed by contractors outside the city administration, and does not tie into the city government servers, according to officials.

The Sugarhouse Road realignment project is one of the priority projects on the city’s SPARC infrastructure initiative, said TheTownTalk.com. Plans call for realigning Sugarhouse House Road to provide a connection between La. Highway 1 and Interstate 49 in South Alexandria. The project is awaiting environmental review to address wetlands concerns raised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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