Pro-ISIS Messages Flood L.A. and Calaveras County Websites

Visitors to county websites in Los Angeles and Calaveras County got an alarming surprise last week when the websites were apparently hacked and their content replaced with messages sympathetic to the Islamic State.

The incident was not isolated to the two counties in California. Numerous state websites such as Maryland’s, Ohio’s, New York’s and Washington’s were hacked and peppered with messages praising the terrorist group. Similar attacks, believed to be carried out by the same group, have hit Scotland and Sweden.

The FBI is currently investigating the incident. An L.A. County spokesman said there had been no breach of data or personal information during the hack. Meanwhile, members of the counties' IT departments say they are reviewing security procedures.