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Two Websites Hacked by Islamic Extremists in Yorkshire

Thejc.com reported on 6th January, 2015 stating that Islamist hackers have maligned a school and a church website with messages that are anti-Israeli with the help of a computer virus.

Sites of Sowerby Primary School and The Danish Seamen's Church, both in Yorkshire, UK were vandalized with pictures of defaced Israel and American flags along with text of a group calling itself X-saad.

The message which appeared on both websites included pictures of Israel and US flags with a red cross on it. It is on a black background like an ISIS flag with English script written in red and Arabic script in White.

Capitalfm.com published news on 6th January, 2015 quoting a reassurance through a tweet by Charles Allen, Governor of School Community.

He said: "The school is aware of hacking of its website and will get the message removed as soon as possible. However, police and school believe that it is absolutely safe to send your child to school."

Minsterfm.com published news on 6th January, 2015 quoting Chris Galley, Inspector of North Yorkshire Police, as saying "We believe that the website of Sowerby Primary School had unauthorized content posted by a computer virus that seeks out servers with feeble security software."

Websites of other businesses and organizations were compromised locally, nationally and internationally in a comparable manner in recent months.

The school has now removed their website and enquiries to establish the origin of the content.

Dailymail.co.uk published a report on 6th January, 2015 stating that Torben Jorgenson, Pastor of Danish Church in Hull (United Kingdom) was alerted of the message and left shocked.

He said that it is just like an uninvited thief coming to your home.

He added: "I am angry and we do not want our website to be used to promote this political and radical message. Our website is a friendly one and it is used to provide information about our cultural and social events."

The church is presently liaising with creators of websites to remove the message.

The same group of hackers (referring to X-saad) is also supposed to be responsible for hacking a website of a church in Australia.

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