Subdomain of U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Argonne National Lab Hacked by ISIS Hackers

July 10, 2015

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On July 9, it was reported that Cyber Islamic State had hacked and defaced the subdomain of the Illinois-based Argonne National Laboratory website, owned and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.

The targeted domain itself belongs to Argonne’s Laboratory Computing Resource Center (LCRC). Argonne (anl.gov) conducts research in energy storage, alternative energy, national security, and biological and environmental systems.

The hacked domain showed a deface page with the ISIS logo and a message, with an Arabic prayer playing in the background.

The deface message talks about upcoming war.

The targeted Argonne National Laboratory subdomain is now back on line.

Source: Hackread, July 9, 2015.