City of Columbia website attacked again
COLUMBIA - A City of Columbia official confirmed the city's website, www.GoColumbiaMo.com, was attacked again early Monday.
Information technologies assistant director Mark Neckerman said the website was down early Monday morning. As of 9 a.m. the site was back up.
It is the site's second attack in less than a week.
The city's website also experienced a similar website outage Thursday morning.
"This form of attack is designed to make the city's website unavailable by flooding the site with requests from multiple sources," Neckerman said in a statement.
The city said while this type of attack does not usually result in the loss of information or indicate a security breach, it does result in an inability to access the city's website and associated services.