South Yorkshire Police confident hackers did not steal data

Police chiefs in South Yorkshire claim data was not 'taken or compromised' when the force website was hacked at the weekend.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 8:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th June 2016, 8:33 am
South Yorkshire Police's website was hacked at the weekend
South Yorkshire Police's website was hacked at the weekend

A group claiming to be Albanian computer hackers accessed South Yorkshire Police's website on Sunday, posting a picture of an Albanian football logo on the site as well as a message saying: “Red and black I dress, eagle on my chest, keep my head up for the flag I die, It’s good to be Albanian.”

A YouTube video was also added to the page, showing footage of the Albanian football team, alongside shots of fans celebrating and letting off flares at stadiums.

The group - NofawkX Al - took over the site on Sunday afternoon.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "South Yorkshire Police are investigating after a reported hack of their website this weekend.

"The South Yorkshire Police website was affected on Sunday June 26 for a couple of hours, meaning no pages could be accessed by the public.

"The website is now back up and running as normal. No data was taken or compromised during the incident."