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The Grafton Barber is now an 'Islamic State' target, apparently

Their website has been hacked by ‘supporters’.

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WELL KNOWN BARBER chain The Grafton Barber has become the latest Irish organisation to have its website hacked by people claiming to support Islamic State.

The barber’s website is currently down and earlier displayed a homepage of a doctored World War II image with the inscription, ‘The Islamic State is coming insallah (God willing)!’

The homepage contained a heading which said it was hacked by ‘SaMi ChiChirova’.

The targeting of the Grafton Barber’s website is the latest in a number of seemingly random hack attacks by cyber criminals claiming to support Islamic State.

Last month, The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre saw its website taken down along with a zoo in California, a cocktail bar in Massachusetts and a furniture shop in California.

The Irish government’s FOI website was also taken down this week by purported supporters of Palestine.

The Grafton Barber has acknowledged the hacking of its website and says it is working to fix the problem.

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The image used by the hackers appears to be a doctored version of the famous World War II photo of Russian soldiers raising the Soviet flag over the Reichstag after the fall of Berlin.

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Read: Irish banks ‘targeted’ in cyber-heist crime spree worth millions >

Read: US magazine hackers warn Obamas of ‘Bloody Valentine’s Day’ >

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