WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Pharmacists Association (APhA), a DC-based, non-profit professional association dedicated to advancing the profession of pharmacy, announced that on Monday evening, May 28, 2012, the APhA website, www.pharmacist.com, was attacked and defaced by an unknown individual or group.
APhA considers any attack on its website serious and is aggressively investigating. The incident has been reported to law enforcement and APhA is working with forensic experts and investigators to determine the full extent of the attack.
In order to protect the personal information of our members, donors and visitors, APhA temporarily took its website offline. The site is expected to be safely online again in the next couple of days.
About the American Pharmacists Association
The American Pharmacists Association, founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association, is a 501 (c)(6) organization, representing more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession. APhA, dedicated to helping all pharmacists improve medication use and advance patient care, is the first-established and largest association of pharmacists in the United States. For more information, please visit www.pharmacist.com.
SOURCE American Pharmacists Association