Images of Islamic State flags have appeared on the websites of several municipalities near Paris whose homepages were hacked.
RT reports: The hacks come amidst an intense manhunt to capture two suspects believed to have committed the Charlie Hebdo office massacre.
The attacks, apparently carried out by a group identified as L’Apoca-Dz, occurred shortly before midnight on Thursday.
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The websites of several communes in the Paris metropolitan area, including Goussainville, Ezanville and Jouy-le-Moutier, were targeted.
The afflicted sites displayed an image of the IS flag with a nasheed or Islamic vocal chant playing in the background. The group, further claiming to speak for IS, denounced both France and Charlie Hebdo in a message written on the homepages of the hacked sites.
The websites have since been restored
Despite employing the IS flag, L’Apoca-Dz doesn’t appear to have any actual affiliation to the militant group. A quick search has showed a variety of sites hacked by a group flying under the same banner, with no apparent political or geographical consistency.