Cyber attacks close down San Jose military and city websites

  • The San Jose Police Department website was down intermittently from Thursday to Monday, officials said. Photo: Thomas Hawk/Flickr, San Jose Police Department

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San Jose city websites, including a military dialect home page, were close down intermittently for several days after being targeted by a cyber attacker, officials pronounced Tuesday.

The city and military dialect websites were strike on Nov. 5 with a “distributed rejection of use attack,” that occurs when loads of trade are privately sent to a website to clog and close it down, pronounced David Vossbrink, a orator for a City of San Jose.


The websites were intermittently down for a few days, according to Vossbrink.

The emanate was resolved and all of a websites, including a military department’s, were behind adult and using as of Tuesday, he said.

It’s unclear, Vossbrink said, because a websites were targeted.

Hamed Aleaziz is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. E-mail: haleaziz@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @haleaziz