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.
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:
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.