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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

Dublin gym websites targeted by Islamist hacking group

The leisure centres are working to remove the messages and gruesome content.

THE WEBSITES of three gyms in Dublin have been targeted overnight by an Islamist hacking group.

The website homepages of Clondalkin, Lucan and Tallaght leisure centres this morning all feature a message from hackers which says the sites were “defaced cuz [sic] just we want to show the reality to da [sic] world”.

A video embedded on the page shows scenes from areas in the Middle East where Western forces have been involved in conflict.

The message claims to be the handiwork of a Tunisian hacking group called Fallaga Team.  It says “we have to stop killing Muslims” and warns people to “respect exisitance [sic] or expect resistance”.

“We are Muslims, we love peace but if you provoke US BE READY to our reaction”.

Under the words “this is real terrorism” are gruesome photos of Muslim people, mainly children, who have been wounded or killed in conflict.

The three gyms are under the same management and a spokesperson told they would be contacting their IT department immediately to have the content taken down.

Read: Leaked emails show Irish Defence Forces held talks with controversial hacking company>

Read: Paul Gascoigne has won €264,000 in damages for having his phone hacked>

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