Texas website shuts down after apparent hacking



HOUSTON (AP) — The head of a law enforcement group whose website was apparently taken over by hackers says the association has taken the site down to evaluate its security.

The group known as Anonymous appeared to take over the website address of the Texas Police Chiefs Association on Thursday, replacing its home page with one listing law enforcement officials whose personal or work email accounts Anonymous said had been hacked.

James McLaughlin, the association’s executive director, said Friday the group took its website offline Thursday night. He says some of those listed were association members and others weren’t. He says their website is password protected for members, but then only lists names and contact information.

FBI spokeswoman Shauna Dunlap says it is aware of the incident but doesn’t confirm or deny investigations.