Rugby league club’s website hijacked by ISIS terrorists
A British rugby league team’s website was hacked to say ‘I love you isis’.
Users of West Yorkshire-based club Keighley Cougars’ online site were left stunned when a message on the home screen last night (SUN) read ‘Hacked By Team System DZ’.
The front page of the site had been changed to a black screen that included the horrifying message – along with several images of US war planes.
Stunned rugby league fans took to social media sites following the bizarre incident.
Richard Stead posted on his Twitter account: “Keighley Cougars website hacked by ISIS tops the 2014 #rugbyleague story you didn’t expect to see.”
Daniel Flower wrote: “ISIS hacking Keighley Cougars website is one of the weirdest stories going. #RugbyLeague.”
Tom Forth said: “Keighley Cougars, a second tier Rugby League team, appear to have had their website hacked by ISIS.”
A spokesperson for the club said: “Apologies, the website has been hacked.
“The developers are working on it – will let you know when it’s back up and running.
“The website is in the hands of IT and the police – it will be taken down shortly.”
Gary Fawcett, chairman of Keighley Cougars, said: “I was on the website yesterday at around 6pm and all seemed to be fine.
“About an hour later I was alerted to the hacking by a few people who had sent me text messages.
“I didn’t fully understand what was going on – it was all a bit bizarre.
“I saw the messages on the site and couldn’t believe what was going on.
“The police and the website IT people have since removed the content from the site.
“It’s shocking to see something like this happen – it would have been terrifying for anyone who was using the site to see those sort of things.”
The club, who will play in the Kingstone Press League 1 in 2015, have since confirmed on their Twitter site that their website is back up and running.