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Friday, July 10, 2015

Rin Tin Tiger Has Website Hacked Ahead of Record Release Show Tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 4:31 PM

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Katherine Archuleta, Director of Office of Personnel Management, resigned under pressure today after the personal information of 22 million people held by her department was compromised in a cyber attack. But that data breach wasn't the only cyber security failure in recent days.

Local folk rock trio Rin Tin Tiger had its website hacked to include the phase, "soft wet hair pussy finger fucked pics" in the header. The band is reportedly aware of the cyber security breach and looking for a tech-savy fan of indie rock who is willing to help the band correct the issue.

"We are basically going to have to redo our website to get it to go away," Sean Sullivan, who didn't indicate whether or not he planned to turn in his resignation to President over the growing scandal, said in an email.

But the band has more than just porn keywords on its mind. Rin Tin Tiger is celebrating the release of its new record Burial Grounds tonight at the Independent. Owl Paws will also be celebrating the release of its record.

"It really means a lot," Sullivan said of the release. "It's the culmination of a lot of hard work, not only getting the chance to headline one of our favorite rooms in the city but put out a third full-length album with the same group of guys in the span of four years — it's a great accomplishment for all of us. We have a lengthy set planned spanning what we've been doing since 2011 and hope that if anyone has ever considered coming to a RTT show that they come to the Indie on Friday night."

The band plans to sprinkle in a few non-headlining gigs in the area throughout the summer before taking the Burial Grounds show on the road in September. 

For more info follow Rin Tin Tiger on Twitter (its website isn't quite SFW right now). Oh, and if you are a fan of the band and want to lend a hand with the website, hit 'em up at rintintiger [at]

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