St. Charles County Government Website Hacked

Internet Safety

ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – It appears that the St. Charles County Government website has been hacked by a well-known Indonesian hacker named “Hmei7″.   The website, http://www.sccmo.org, was down for a few hours with only the message “hacked by Hmei7″.

The sites were hacked at about 2:30am.  The security break was found and cleaned early Tuesday morning.  County officials say the sites were back up by 9am.  As far as the St. Charles County government officials know no personal information has been compromised.

According to Public Affairs Coordinator Colleen McEntee they are currently working on upgrading the security of their websites.  The intrusion only affected the home pages of the assessor, elections, sheriff, county council and finance. 

Internet blog sites report “Hmei7″ is a defacer who has hacked several high profile sites including IBM, Foxconn, and SIEMENS.  He claimed to have defaced nearly 5,000 websites in only two days.  The report claims he recently hacked government websites from China, Pakistan and Bolivia.