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Limerick college's website 'hacked' by group claiming to be Islamic State

It has since been taken down.

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THE WEBSITE OF a college in Limerick has been taken down after a group claiming to be Islamic State ‘hacked’ the site.

Central College Limerick’s site displayed an image of the Islamic State flag, along with another image of a militant with a gun.

A message on the page read:

THIS WEBSITE HAS BEEN HACKED BY THE ISLAMIC STATE IN SYSRIA [sic] (ISIS). IRELAND EXPECT US.

Previous hacks like this on other sites, such as a barbers in Dublin or the Rape Crisis Centre, were due to vulnerable WordPress plug-ins or other security issues, with the site itself was not directly targeted.

The college has been contacted for comment.

Read: The Grafton Barber is now an ‘Islamic State’ target, apparently >

More: Youth Defence website hacked to display Vote Yes message >

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