Website of Ministry for Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia, NATO Hacked by ISIS Hackers

The ISIS hackers just hacked a high-profile website funded by the European Union.

A group of pro-Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) hackers going with the handle of Cyber Islamic State hacked and defaced the official website of “The State Ministry for Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia” (eu-nato.gov.ge) earlier today. 

The Islamic State hackers left a deface page along with the ISIS logo and a brief message on the hacked ministry website.

The hacked site deals with activities related to NATO integration which include elaboration and coordination of implementation of Annual National Program; cooperation with NATO.

“Hacked by Cyber Islamic State! Khilafah will transform the world.”

Full preview of the deface page along with the message is available below: 

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To view the deface page in Google Cache, click here. Link if targeted website along with its zone-h mirror as a proof of hack is available below: 

http://www.eu-nato.gov.ge
http://zone-h.com/mirror/id/24559786

Here is an exclusive screenshot showing how the site’s description was changed by hackers and once typed on Google, rather than showing site’s official description, the text visible on Google was:

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The same group also defaced several Italian government websites including AIRO 2015, the 2nd Italian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and National Research Council of Engineering Department, ICT and Technology for Energy and Transport.

If you are following our coverage on hacks conducted by pro-ISIS hackers, you may know that this is not the first time when a bunch of high-profile websites were hacked.

On April 9, 2015, another pro-ISIS group going with the handle of Cyber Caliphate hacked French television network TV5Monde, taking over full control of network’s broadcast, Facebook page, and websites.

The same group also hacked BBC’s transmission the very same day. However, after investigations; French team claimed that it may be government-backed Russian hackers from APT28 or Pawn Storm group behind these attacks.

It was after these attacks, the Europol in June 2015 decided to hunt each and every pro-ISIS social media account operating from the European soil.

At the time of publishing this article, the State Ministry for Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia website was restored and available online.

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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.