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Aspen Music Festival website hacked

Janet Urquhart
The Aspen Times
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

A little more than two weeks before the start of the Aspen Music Festival’s 60th anniversary season, its website was as inaccessible as Stravinsky to the untrained ear.

On Wednesday, the festival website displayed a warning that appeared to be from the search engine Google. It read: “Reported Attack Site! This web site at http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com has been reported as an attack site and has been blocked based on your security preferences.

“Attack sites try to install programs that steal private information, use your computer to attack others, or damage your system.

“Some attack sites intentionally distribute harmful software, but many are compromised without the knowledge or permission of their owners.”

A link to “Why this site was blocked” explained that the website had been listed as suspicious and that visiting it could harm a user’s computer.

A festival spokesperson said Wednesday the aspenmusicfestival.com website had been hacked and that an alternate website had been established, but attempts to reach a festival representative for a further explanation were unsuccessful.

A site at http://www.aspenmusic.org appeared to contain the same information that had been available at aspenmusicfestival.com, including a calendar of events and ticket information. The festival season begins June 25.

janet@aspentimes.com


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