#CyberFLASH: Group Helping Canada Research How Not to Get Hacked Was Itself Hacked

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A Canadian non-profit group that has been working with the federal government to research how companies can guard against cyber crimes was itself defaced by an infamous hacker that supports the Islamic State.

The attack, claimed by “Don-2″, who has already hacked and defaced a websites from China and India, targeted the Information and Communications Technology Council of Canada and appears to have vandalized the employer directory site with messages denouncing Canada’s expansion into the Middle East, including in “Shubra” an area in Egypt. Canadian peacekeepers are currently stationed in the Sinai.

The non-profit group confirmed to VICE News the hacked site was not hosted on one of its main domains and the website itself has been taken down temporarily as the investigation is ongoing internally. No data was stolen from ICTC.

The alleged hacker, who recently defaced China’s Tsinghua University with terrorist propaganda, also used the audio of a child speaking Arabic to an older individual as the backdrop to the red and black messaging.

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