Bund­aberg li­brary web­site hacked

Isis Town and Country - - News -

PO­LICE are in­ves­ti­gat­ing after the Bund­aberg Re­gional Li­braries web­site was hacked by a Syr­ian ac­tivist.

The hacker, who goes un­der the name Dr.SHA6H, took over the web­site on Sun­day evening, launch­ing a post, flag and graphic video on the home­page.

The hacker then took to so­cial me­dia site Twit­ter post­ing, “#Hacked the of­fi­cial web­site of the Bund­aberg Re­gional Li­braries in #Aus­tralia + Mes­sage from the #FreeSyr­ian” and a link to the web­site.

Bund­aberg Mayor Mal For­man held a press con­fer­ence and said he did not be­lieve Bund­aberg was a spe­cific tar­get.

“I think it was def­i­nitely ran­dom,” he said.

“It’s just that the spe­cific soft­ware that we have on our com­put­ers here was the soft­ware that this group or per­son was try­ing to hack into over a num­ber of sites in Aus­tralia.”

Cr For­man said the coun­cil’s staff had the web­site back un­der con­trol by mid­night on Sun­day.

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