DHS Reportedly Monitoring Hacked Gov't Library Website

Eric Scheiner | January 5, 2020
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The U.S. Federal Depository Library Program homepage was hacked and altered Saturday to show an image of Donald Trump being punched in the face. 

A line at the bottom of the fairly obscure Government Publishing Office website read: "Hacked by Iran Cyber Security Group Hackers. This is only small part of Iran's cyber ability! We're always ready." 

The image was quickly taken down from the fdlp.gov website but the site was still not accessible to the public as of Sunday evening. 


WTIC reports the Department of Homeland Security is monitoring the situation.

The Federal Depository Library Program website, which is run by the Government Publishing Office and makes federal government documents and information available to the public, featured the image and is currently offline.

The official did not comment on who could be behind the act.

'An intrusion was detected on GPO’s FDLP website, which has been taken down. GPO’s other sites are fully operational. We are coordinating with the appropriate authorities to investigate further,' says Gary Somerset, chief public relations officer for the US Government Publishing Office