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WBOC Victim of Another Cyber Attack

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SALISBURY, Md.- WBOC on Tuesday was the victim of yet another cyber attack. A group calling itself the "CyberCaliphate" once again disrupted WBOC and its viewers. 

Tuesday's disruption came in the form of text alerts, when the cyber attackers sent out several alerts such as this one: "We're CyberCaliphate! With Allah's permission we're coming for you! You'll see no mercy infidel!" 

The company that provides WBOC's text alert system, Global Mobile, says attackers gained entry into the system using the administrator's username and password at 8:24 am Tuesday. At 9:29 am, two text alerts were sent to "Breaking News" subscribers. A third was sent to "Weather" subscribers. The company also says it does not appear that anyone's personal phone numbers were taken by the attackers. 

General Manager of WBOC, Craig Jahelka, immediately contacted the FBI. The FBI is unable to tell why WBOC was the target. 

WBOC is putting all of its energy toward figuring out exactly what was compromised and how, if at all, this will affect subscribers to the station's text alerts. 

WBOC has been able to shut down all outgoing messages so subscribers should not be receiving any new messages from the text alert system. It is hoping to have the alert system operating by Wednesday. 

Also on Tuesday, Newsweek's Twitter page was compromised by the "CyberCaliphate." Newsweek has since regained control of Newsweek's Twitter page. 

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