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APhA website gets attacked
May 31st, 2012
WASHINGTON – The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has taken its website offline after it was attacked and defaced.
APhA said Thursday that the attack on its site, pharmacist.com, occurred during the evening of May 28 and was perpetrated "by an unknown individual or group."
"APhA considers any attack on its website serious and is aggressively investigating. The incident has been reported to law enforcement, and APhA is working with forensic experts and investigators to determine the full extent of the attack," the group said in a statement.
The APhA website is expected to be online again in the next couple of days, according to the association.
A message posted on pharmacist.com to inform visitors about the website attack reads as follows:
"Dear members and visitors, on Monday evening, the APhA website, pharmacist.com, was attacked and defaced by an unknown individual or group. APhA takes this attack seriously and is aggressively investigating the incident. To protect the personal information of our members, donors and visitors, we have temporarily taken our site offline. We apologize for any inconvenience to you, and hope to be up and running shortly."