Australian airport website hacked by ISIS

Police said hackers appeared to have targeted the web host used by the Hobart International Airport in Tasmania and not the facility itself. (Shutterstock)

An Australian airport website was offline Monday after being taken over by pro-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) hackers who published messages supporting the extremist group.

Police said hackers appeared to have targeted the web host used by the Hobart International Airport in Tasmania and not the facility itself, and no direct threats were made.

“A message placed on the site contained a statement supporting ISIS,” Tasmanian police said in a statement, using another acronym for the radical group commonly known as IS.

Authorities said identical messages had appeared on websites around the world since late 2014.
 
 
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