Echonetdaily has contacted the Australian Federal police following a cyber attack earlier today.
The attack came from a group calling itself System Dz, which claims to support ISIS and jihad.
The group has form, having attacked hundreds of websites in recent months, including sites in Canada and Sweden – and even a UK rugby team.
The attackers wasted no time in boasting about their achievements on the hacking ‘trophy’ site h8zone.
Echonetdaily’s technical support service have removed the code implanted by the hackers and forwarded details to the Australian Federal Police.
Web technician Ben Luck said these sorts of hack attacks are not uncommon and there was no reason to suspect Echonetdaily had been singled out for any particular reason.
‘They’re a combination of political [statements] and at the same time a competition to hack the largest number of sites,’ he said. ‘I’ve also had “hacking for Jesus”.
‘The same team has hacked 28 separate websites in 24 hours.
‘They hijack IP addresses from other countries to make it more difficult to trace their identities,’ Mr Luck said.
The specific hacker, who calls himself KkK 1337, also boasts of his conquests via personal Twitter and Facebook accounts.