Archive | May, 2010

Denver’s website hacked twice in one week

25 May

The city and county of Denver website was pulled down Monday night after it was hacked, the second such attack in a week.

Eric Brown, a spokesman for the mayor’s office, said he didn’t know what time the site was breached and when it might be restored.

Starting about 8 a.m. Thursday, Denvergov.org was down for six hours after it was hacked. Brown said he did not know whether the cases were related.

Denver police are investigating both attacks.

The hacker’s page was pulled down before 9 p.m., and the city put up a page that said, “The City and County of Denver’s website is undergoing maintenance.”

The hacker’s green-and-black page that replaced the city’s home page proclaimed “VIRuS—Ra3ch was here,” and included a warning in code: “W3 C4n’t H4ck A4y Thing ~ But W3 H4ck Wh4t W3 W4nt & your Security Information Has Been Passed Off,” as well as an e-mail address and website.

In Colorado, computer crime, including hacking, is a misdemeanor when damage is valued at $500 or less but can be a felony if the damage is more severe.

Bicyclist steals cash from local Boulder coffee shop

22 May

Boulder police are looking for a male mountain bicyclist with shaved legs who stole money from a local coffee shop.

The theft happened at about 4:35 Sunday at a shop in the 2600 block of Broadway, Boulder police said in a media release.

An employee confronted a stranger in the manager’s office and the man fled, riding a red, full suspension mountain bike west on Alpine Avenue, police said. The bicyclist swiped cash from a drawer in the office.

Pissed-off worker kills bosses in Boulder

19 May

A disgruntled employee of a Boulder flooring and fireplace store confronted the company’s owners Monday and shot them several times before apparently killing himself, Boulder Police said today.

Police Chief Mark Beckner said Robert Montgomery is the suspect in the shooting deaths of Boulder Stove and Flooring owners Staci and Sean Griffin. Montgomery worked at the business as a hearth-products specialist.

The Griffins and Montgomery were found dead in the back of the store shortly after 11 a.m. The Griffins suffered several gunshot wounds while Montgomery had one gunshot wound, Beckner said.

Police found a Smith & Wesson handgun in Montgomery’s right hand and 13 spent shellcasings. There was also one live round in Boulthe weapon’s chamber, Beckner said.

A journal found at Montgomery’s residence indicated he was angry at a change in sales compensation at the business.

A friend of Montgomery’s, who has known him since the 1980s, described him as even-tempered and slow to anger but said he was upset about work.

Co-worker Jason Arthur said the change in the company’s compensation involved requiring employees to reach sales goals in order to earn bonuses.

Colorado Springs ICE office attacked

19 May

Anonymous communique:

The entrance to an undisclosed/pseudo-secret ICE office in downtown Colorado Springs was attacked Saturday night.

The office, ironically, is located within a bank building.

No Deportations! No Borders!

Armed trio takeover and rob Northglenn bank

19 May

Three men in their late teens or 20s used a “take-over style” method to rob the Bank of the West branch at 10393 Huron St. in Northglenn Monday morning, the FBI said today.

The robbery happened at 11:22 a.m., police said.

At least one of the robbers, who were described as black, was armed with a pistol.

Boulder vandals tracked via paint trail

19 May

A trail of paint led to the arrest of two men who allegedly splashed white paint on seven vehicles in Boulder early today.

Arrested were Boulder residents Jarrad McKay, 21, and Matthew Baker, 20, according to the Boulder Police Department.

They are being held for investigation of criminal mischief and theft.

According to investigators, a passer-by discovered a car covered with paint around 1 a.m. in the area of 17th Street and Aurora Avenue.

When Boulder officers arrived, they found five vehicles in an alley and two vehicles on the street splattered with white paint.

Police were able to follow a trail of paint to the home of one of the suspects in the 800 block of 17th Street.

There they contacted McKay and Baker, who had tell-tale signs of white paint on them, said police.

Both admitted they were involved in the vandalism and said they had stolen the paint from University Hill Elementary School, according to officers.

Marijuana dispensary robbed

17 May

Two men are on the run after a robbery at a medical marijuana dispensary in Rollinsville, in Gilpin County, this morning, police said.

The robbery happened around 7:45 a.m. at 300 Patricia Road near Highway 119. A witness told police one of the suspects may have had a gun.

During the robbery, the two residents at the property fled . Police have located them.

Deputies are investigating the robbery, and no other details are available at this time.