By Kathryn G. Menu
UPDATE, 12:50 p.m.: The East End Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center in Riverhead was hacked Tuesday afternoon by the same group claiming to have hijacked Sag Harbor Village’s website. According to the Facebook page of Fahd Al Murar, whose alias KJ-FIDO claimed responsibility for hacking the village’s webpage, at 12:30 p.m. the vet center’s website, pet-er.com, was also hacked, displaying a different message.
“The website is down by web-soldiers team from Islamic Electronic Army(Alqaeda Army),” reads the webpage. “[Please do not close Page] “Sorry admin just message” Freedom to all Muslims everywhere.”
By 1:30 p.m., the page was restored.
The Village of Sag Harbor’s website, sagharborny.gov, was hijacked Tuesday morning. For roughly a half hour, a six minute video featuring Osama Bin Laden played on the website. According to the page, the site was hijacked by Web Soldiers Team from the Islamic Electronic Army, which referred to itself on the hijacked website as a part of the Al Qaeda Army.
Beneath the video image of Osama Bin Laden, the web page read “KJ-FIDO WAS HERE.”
“the message: we are muslims | we are many | we are strong | if you touch one person from us we will destroy you, your life, your country, your happiness | we launched this event named #OP_USA and #OP_ISRAEL | believe me this is the last time you hear something named Israel !!! FREE PALESTINE | FREE SYRIA | FREE AFGHANISTAN | FREE MUSLIMS,” read the webpage.
According to village officials, Harbor Master Bob Bori discovered the hacking Tuesday morning. By 11:20 a.m. technicians had already taken down the content and were working to restore the website.
By 11:40 p.m. the website was restored, but by noon the content had returned. Technicians again restored the site by 12:30 p.m.
To Muslims, free yourself…from Islam.