On February 19, 2013, Hackread.com reported that over 50 French websites, including some religious sites run by the French Ministry of Religious Affairs, had been hacked by an Algerian hacker going by the handle DZ27. DZ27 attacked the websites in question, which included sites belonging to churches, hospitals, and church radio channels, as well as Christian dating websites, by replacing their homepages with a page displaying a message providing his email address and links to two hacking-related websites. DZ27 also extended his greetings to a number of other Algerian hackers, including OverDz, H4cker-Dz, HTC 28 DZ, Sa-Dz, and Evil-DZ. The “DZ” tag, it should be noted, refers to Algeria’s top-level Internet domain. DZ27 also greeted one Soly, who belongs to a group of Egyptian hackers that includes Red Virus and I-hmx, among others.
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