FBI assists Cleburne with cyber attacks


CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) — Cleburne’s mayor says hackers have been attacking the city’s computers, email network and emergency dispatch system since a video of a police officer shooting a dog circulated widely online.

Mayor Scott Cain said Wednesday that the city has suffered five cyber attacks since Oct. 17. The attacks have slowed some of the services and have nearly shut down the city’s website. Cain says he is concerned the attacks are related to the online release of the video that shows the officer shooting a pit bull on Aug. 10. The officer says the dog was acting aggressively and the shooting is under investigation.

The 22-second video appears to have been taken from a camera worn by the officer.

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed it is assisting with the cyber-crime investigation.