The website of Marquette Board and Light and Power (BLP) was hacked on Sunday, December 22. MQTSocialScene first learned about the hack through a Facebook post at approximately 4:30 p.m..
The photo also credited the hack to a user named mr.kro0oz.305. A Google search resulted in 6,150 results of similar websites hacked. Most websites have similar pages, but some have website view counters, references to Saudi Arabia and an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hack is another problem for the BLP this year. A controversial rate jump was recently approved to replenish emergency reserves to meet federal guidelines. To get the rate jump approved, multiple meetings with the MQT City Council occurred and were heated between the two elected boards as questions were raised on why the reserves decreased and responsibilities of the BLP's elected officials. No decrease of quality of BLP services have been reported.
UPDATE: The group associated with mr.kro0oz.305 called group-305 sunehk has a twitter account as well.
SECOND UPDATE: The website was restored sometime late that day.
Brice Burge is the Managing Editor of MQTSocialScene, a website covering MQT. This is a breaking story, posted despite MQTSocialScene's predetermined break until after Christmas. Brice can be reached at briceMQT@gmail.com.