Summary: In a successful cyber attack the online pro-Palestinian hackivist AnonGhost hacked the official website of Piatt County, Illinois along with the website of county’s Sheriff office, election office and Highway Department on 2nd June, 2015.

The famous Palestinian-friendly hacking group AnonGhost hacked and defaced the official website of Piatt county, election office, Sheriff office and the highway department.

Hackers left a deface page along with a message on all three hacked websites against the state of Israel and in support of freedom for Palestine.

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The message also explains the reason for targeting Piatt County websites was to deliver a message and spread the word against Israel.

“We are AnonGhost We are always here to punish you ! Because we are the voice of Palestine and we will not remain silent.”

Links of all targeted websites along with their zone-h mirror as a proof of hack are available below:

http://pastebin.com/beA1EPtS

AnonGhost is the same group who hacked the official website of Wayne county Sheriff and leaked login credentials of its employees last month.  

AnonGhost was also behind hacking ESET anti-virus software developers for Israel and the Hillside Illinois Police Department website against NATO strikes in 2013. In 2015, AnonGhost hacked Israeli credit cards and donated about $18,000 to pro-Palestinian charity for OpIsrael.

At the time of publishing this article, all targeted websites were restored and available online.

Waqas

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.