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The 'calling card' left by hackers on the Echonetdaily website earlier today (March 10).
The ‘calling card’ left by hackers on the Echonetdaily website earlier today (March 10).

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.


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  1. Sounds like a “noob” (newbie) teenager, low down in the hacking community, what is commonly known as a “script kiddie”, they have little skill and rely on using hacking programs or scripts created by others.
    His handle KkK1337 is an indicator, 1337 is hacker-slang for “leet”, a slang term meaning “elite”. Although popular about 10-15 years ago, skilled hackers actually never use this anymore as it was so over-used by script-kiddies that it has become a bit of a joke, saying you are “leet” these days is tantamount to saying “I’m a noob”.

  2. Looks like they’ve got Facebook running scared too. FB has cancelled all Islamist watch groups and their members. It’s warfare out there in cyber land!

  3. The CIA have been hard at work spreading fear. Ask yourself, who benefits from doing this? The more fear, the more security expenditure and civil rights removals. Business and authoritarian government are the only winners. I can’t think of a single real benefit for so-called Muslim extremists, can you? Think about it.

    • You really should read their books. Creating fear is, in the books they read, a major objective of Allah and Muhammad, who belived people could be frightened into surrender. I know, I know, you think it’s the CIA, but read the books ISIS read and you will understand.

  4. someone commented that the wife of Mohammed was Jewish..does that alter the equation of what a jihad actually is ? or who is responsible ? …….like the previous posters have just said…. probably just kids..or the CIA …same difference.its all about mindless time wasting..one thing for sure it wasnt Darth Vador eating a kebab…


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