Hackers attempt attack on Colombian journalist's website

By Ingrid Bachmann

The Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) reports that hackers attempted to sabotage the website of the director of the television program Contravía, Hollman Morris. (See more Knight Center stories about Morris here.) According to a technician's report, the attack used malicious code to link the website to pages associated with junk mail, which could lead the website to being blocked by search engines.

Although the attack was not successful, Morris attributed the incident to what he considers a plan of “destabilization” related to the illegal monitoring of which he has been a victim in the past.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.