Municipal websites in France hacked, replaced with ISIS flag

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Municipal websites in France hacked, replaced with ISIS flag

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.

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.


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