The official website of Alpine County Superior Court was hacked earlier today where its homepage was replaced with images and messages against Donald Trump, racism and mainstream media.

A hacker going by the online handle of “Undetected” has hacked and defaced the official website of Alpine County Superior Court, California earlier today. The hacker uploaded a deface page containing a brief message and images against racism and police brutality in the United States of America.

Though the hacker has identified himself as a Morrocon he told HackRead that “He is against all kinds of racism plus police brutality and considering the recent shootings of African-Americans and racist comments by Donald Trump he decided to protest by defacing the court website.”

Around 09:51:53 GMT the Alpine County Superior Court domain (subdomain of California Judicial Branch website) had its homepage replaced by the hacker with one of his own leaving messages for the citizens of United States according to which he blamed Trump for a sudden increase of racial attacks in the country:

“This appeared to me to deliver my message of the US people. The racism spread on your country starting from Donald Trump.”

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He further added a quote from Prophet Muhammad against racism:

“No Arab is superior over a non-Arab, and no white is superior over black nor a black over a white and superiority is by righteousness and God-fearing alone, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).”

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Apart from messages against racism the hacker also urged the world to bring peace in Syria. He also accused mainstream media of spreading negativity against Islam.

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At present, it is unclear how the hacker bypassed the security of a court website as usually such sites are given extra importance and security compared to other sites, however, it is clear that the hacker successfully delivered the desired message. 

Link of targeted site along with its zone-h mirror as a proof of hack is available here.

At the time of publishing this article, the Alpine County superior court domain was down while the main website of California Judicial Branch was up and reachable for visitors.

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Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.