University of Toronto Website Hacked by pro-ISIS Hackers

Team System DZ is known for hacking high-profile websites – Their latest target was the University of Toronto and they successfully achieved their goals by leaving pro-ISIS messages on the university’s website.

A group of Pro-ISIS hackers from Algeria (going with the handle of “Team System DZ”) hacked and defaced the official mobile website (mobile.utoronto.ca) of the University of Toronto on 14th April 2015. 

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Hackers left a deface page along with anti-U.S. and Israeli messages on the hacked website. The deface message also criticizes governments and vows to restore “dignity of Muslims.” 

“Hacked by Team System DZ! I am a Muslim and I love jihad, I love ISIS <3. A message to peoples of the world and especially to governments. Islamic State list to restore the right of Muslims who have been killed by your government and unjust. Islamic State will restore dignity of Muslims, will purge the land of the Muslims from the hypocrite infidels.” 

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

university-of-toronto-website-hacked-by-pro-isis-hackers

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The same University of Toronto website was re-hacked (on the same day, 14th April 2015) by pro-Palestinian hacker who left a deface page along with a short message. 

“Hacked by HalaKo! We are the best of the rest | Free Palestine ! #SaveGaza- Palestinian hacker.”

Link of targeted website along with its zone-h mirror as a proof of hack is available below: 

http://mobile.utoronto.ca/hk.htm
http://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/24047538?hc_location=ufi&zh=1

At the time of publishing this article, the deface image left by hackers was removed. However, the website itself is unreachable since the cyber attack took place.

A screenshot shows the University of Toronto's mobile site is down after the cyber attack
A screenshot shows the University of Toronto’s mobile site is down after the cyber attack


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.