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FBI assists Cleburne with cyber attacks

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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.

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


Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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