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Rape Crisis Centre website hacked by 'Islamic State'

It is unclear if the group is connected to ISIS.

PastedImage-34586 A screenshot from the hacked website. Source:

THE DUBLIN RAPE Crisis Centre is among several websites hacked by a group purporting to be affiliated with Islamic State.

Other websites attacked include a zoo in California, a cocktail bar in Massachusetts, and a furniture shop in California.

In all cases, the website’s original content is untouched, but a banner of the Islamic State flag, along with the words ‘Hacked by Islamic State (ISIS) We Are Everywhere ;)” appears at the top of the page, while a song in Arabic plays.

In a tweet late last night, the Rape Crisis Centre said the website will be fixed by this morning.

Lost Coast Outpost notes that on a Facebook page linked on the banner, lists of websites are visible, many of which are built using the blogging platform WordPress.

In a statement to ABC7, the FBI said:

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We’re aware of these reported intrusions here and elsewhere but we’re not commenting on specific cases under review. Anyone who is victimized with a similar intrusion should contact the FBI.

More on this as we have it.

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