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Cyber Attacks Shut Down San Jose Police & City Websites

SAN JOSE (CBS/AP) — Authorities say the San Jose Police Department website and other city web pages were shut down intermittently for several days after being targeted by a cyber attacker.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Wednesday that the websites were hit last Thursday after large amounts of traffic are deliberately sent to the sites to congest them and shut them down. No arrests have been made.

City spokesman David Vossbrink says the websites were intermittently down for a few days.

Vossbrink says the issue was resolved and all of the websites, including the police department's site, were up and running Tuesday.

He says it's unclear why the websites were targeted.

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