Church Website Hijacked By Criminals

A Fayetteville Methodist church shut down a message board on its Web site after someone posted numerous links to pornographic Web sites.

Officials at Haymount United Methodist Church say staff acted
quickly once they knew about the message board problem.

People had also posted links for purchasing ringtones for cell
phones on the message board, which was set up for its Echo Youth
Ministries.

The church's pastor, Brian Gentle, says he wants other churches
to be aware of the problem so that the same thing doesn't happen to
them.

The offensive links had been on the message board for about two
days. Officials say someone found a user name and password, hacked into the system and posted the messages.


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