Tampa website hacked by cyber-jihadists
On Sunday, Footprints Beachside Recovery Center’s website was hacked by a group identified as El Moujahidin. The website, which includes information about substance abuse and rehabilitation, was replaced with a white screen and a message supporting Palestine and other Islamic ideologies.
On The Map Internet Marketing, which hosts Footprintsbeachside.com, was able to mostly resolve the issue Monday, but is continuing to work on a permanent solution.
“We’re working hard to make sure this issue is resolved entirely as soon as possible, so people who need our services will be able to find us online and get the help they need,” said John Templeton, president and founder of Footprints Beachside Recovery Center.
This hacking appears to be by the same group that took down Air France’s website at the end of March. According to past news reports about El Moujahidin, they are a group of hackers out of Algeria.
The term Moujahidin, or Moujahideen, has been used to refer to those who are engaged in jihad. During the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, Moujahideen were known as “holy warriors,” who were already given their last rites.
Footprints Beachside Recovery Center offers a unique, holistic approach that treats the whole individual instead of just the addiction.
Founded in 2008, Footprints Beachside Recovery Center is a drug and alcohol treatment facility located in Pinellas County, Fla. In addition to treating patients from throughout the U.S. and around the world, Footprints provides Florida clinicians with continuing education events and hosts community workshops on addiction related treatment and psychoeducation.
TAMPA, Fla. – Hockey fans attempting to catch a game at Amalie Arena in Tampa may have trouble ordering tickets due to a policy on Ticketmaster’s website that only allows purchases from credit card holders who reside in the state of Florida. But a national ticket sales company headquartered in Tampa has plenty of tickets for sale on their website, MySeatRocks.com.
On Ticketmaster’s website, a disclaimer reads, “Amalie Arena is located in Tampa, FL. Sales to this event will be restricted to residents of Florida. Residency will be based on credit card billing address. Orders by residents outside the selected area will be canceled without notice and refunds given.”
“It’s easy to understand why many folks from outside of Florida are upset,” said Daks Davis, president of My Seat Rocks, Inc. “At MySeatRocks.com, we’re more than happy to accommodate Lightning and Blackhawk fans, regardless of their zip code.”
Davis also offers the following tips for ticket seekers:
- People who are value-driven and would like to save some money, should wait until 36-48 hours before the game to see if tickets prices have fallen to the desired price.
- People who are looking for an experience and don’t mind spending a little more should buy their tickets now, so they know they will have them.
- The more seats you need, the more costly it will be. Families who would like to save some money should consider looking for multiple pairs of tickets in or near the same section, instead of one large group.
- Weekday games are usually going to be cheaper to attend than weekend games.
“It’s really remarkable, but throughout the playoffs, we have seen ticket prices climb the first 24-28 hours after the teams are announced, but by the day of the game, ticket prices have gone down 20 to 40 percent,” Davis said. “If someone has questions or needs assistance with any ticket purchase, our customer service representatives are always happy to help.”