A hacker going with the handle of Cyber-Jihadi had hacked and defaced the official website  English Defence League (englishdefenceleague.org).

The site’s home page was left with a deface page, a message and Islamic videos from Youtube containing Islamic prayers, discussions, lectures and verses from Quran. According to the deface message:

  • “HACKED BY MUSLIM HACKERS! – ALLAHU AKBAR! LABAYK ALLAH’UMA LABAYK! ALLAHU AKBAR! INSHALLAH WE WILL LIBERATE PALESTINE – YA ALLAH HELP THE PEOPLE OF BILAD AS SHAM! YA ALLAH HELP THE PEOPLE OF KHORASAN AND ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ! O AL QUDS WE ARE COMING!”

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IllSecure reports that it is possible that hacker got access to site’s admin or staff account on Joomla, permitting him to upload the content of his choice.

However, this is not the first time when EDL’s website was hacked, in past ZHC and TeaMp0isoN had also defaced the site with leaking personal details of EDL’s member online.

At the time of publishing this article, the website was restored and working 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.