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January 02 05:17 PM

Security issues force suspension of online edition

Subscribers should still get paper in Friday's mail

The Inquisitor will not be published to theinquisitor.com until security issues can be addressed, according to publisher Danny Lawler.

A decision to suspend the publishing of the e-edition of The Inquisitor effective immediately was made Thursday afternoon when staff members discovered a security breach that allowed subscribers to share passwords among friends and relatives.  It was also discovered that numerous subscribers who had credit cards set up on a monthly reoccurring basis, who were paying by the month, quarterly, semi-annually or yearly with an automatic renewal, were allowed access to the news content despite the fact that their credit cards were declined for one reason or another. 

Current subscribers should still continue to receive their mailed copy on Friday's if they live in the local area. 

The glitch in the system operated by Wehaa, in no way jeopardizes customers' credit card numbers or personal information.

Although the online e-editon of the publication has been suspended indefinitely, the printed edition will continue to be published as it has for the past 17 years.  

"We are waiting to hear back from Wehaa's developers to see when the security glitches can be fixed before making a decision on when the e-edition will be published online once again," said publisher Danny Lawler.

Customers needing to reach customer service to request printed subscription services can call (318) 929-5152, ext. 222.

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