Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office


Des Moines, IOWA --- The AMBER Alert website has been repaired and both the Iowa State Patrol's Crash Reports and AMBER Alert sites are back online. Following a breach on November 27, 2010, the Department of Administrative Services' Information Technology Enterprise took down both sites.

The vulnerability was identified and has been addressed. The Division of Criminal Investigation's Cyber Crime Unit, the Iowa Information Security Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crime Taskforce are conducting an ongoing criminal investigation of those who breached the site, and no additional information is available at this time.

A test of the Iowa AMBER Alert system will be held before January 1, 2011. The media and public will be notified when the AMBER Alert test will take place.


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