US Government website hacked

A range of US official websites has fallen victim to a spate of hacking attacks.

The Treasury’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing, BEP.gov, BEP.treas.gov, Moneyfactory.gov and Moneyfactory.com have been targeted in an attack.

They were redirected to a Ukrainian website that then launched a variety of web-based attacks. which redirects visitors to external websites in the Ukraine.

According to an AVG software vendor official,  the first to report the hack in an official blog,  it redirected people to a Ukrainian website that then launched a variety of web-based attacks.

Claudia Dickens told AFP that the hosting company used by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing had a break-in, affecting numerous other websites.

The sites have been suspended until security boffs can work out how to fix the problem.