Government’s Freedom of Information website hacked

Site now displays message that says ‘Hacked by HolaKo’ and ‘Free Palestine’

The government’s Freedom of Information (FOI) website appears to have been hacked

The government’s Freedom of Information (FOI) website appears to have been hacked

 

The government’s Freedom of Information (FOI) website appears to have been hacked.

The website www.foi.gov.ie is inaccessible with a message that says “Hacked by HolaKo” and “We are the best of the rest. Free Palestine #SaveGaza.”over a blank screen.

Earlier this month, the Dublin Rape Crisis centre website was hacked by a group claiming to be Islamic State militants.

A black banner with white writing appeared on the site’s homepage with the message: ‘Hacked by Islamic State (ISIS), We Are Everywhere’.

A number of sites that use the Wordpress server such as the Government’s Freedom of Information site, have been hacked in the past few months.

The Sequoia Park Zoo in California, the MERS Goodwill charity in St Louis and the Moerlein Lager House in Cincinnati, all wordpress users, were hacked earlier this month.