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Fish and Wildlife agency website hacked

Washington Fish and Wildlife Department (WDFW) agency logo. (Courtesy photo)
Washington Fish and Wildlife Department (WDFW) agency logo. (Courtesy photo)

INTERNET – Hackers inserted links to violent images on the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s website on Monday forcing the site to be take offline for several days.  It's currently down on Thursday afternoon.

Department officials said the hackers probably didn’t access to confidential customer information such as credit card numbers because does not sit on the agency’s site at

“It appears the intent was to use our website to display a message,” said agency spokesman Darren Friedel.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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