18:00 – UPDATE: WTSP blames the warnings (below) on exposure of a Gannett employee to a computer virus and says (on their website) that “visitors to their websites were never at any risk to virus exposure.” More from TampaBay.com…
13:30 – UPDATE: Sources confirm that the WTLV/WJXX website was hacked sometime in the past couple of days. The hack has taken down the WTLV/WJXX website, the website of Tampa’s WTSP and caused minor affects at other Gannett sister stations across the Southeast. Sources tell Florida News Center that the issue is contained and that sites should be back to normal by this afternoon. Below is a screen capture from WTSP.com…stay tuned!
8/10/10 @ 7:07am – Florida News Center readers in the Jacksonville market tell us that the website of WTLV/WJXX (www.FirstCoastNews.com) is giving out more than the days top stories. Computer users get a “suspicious site” warning when trying to access FirstCoastNews.com. When users click through the warnings, an actual virus is noted in the java script code on the website. See examples of the screen warnings below.
Sources tell Florida News Center that there is a problem with the website and that IT folks from Gannett corporate (the owners of WTLV/WJXX) are working the site. Stay tuned for further updates…and update your virus software daily!