Keighley Cougars rugby club's website hacked to say 'I love you Isis'

Counter-terrorism police are investigating the incident

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The website for rugby club Keighley Cougars has been hacked and replaced by a page featuring the slogan: “I love you Isis”.

Web users landing on the homepage are greeted by a black screen overlaid with images reportedly showing US warplanes, Muslim homes in conflict areas and women and children casualties. The words “Hacked By Team System DZ” are written at the top of the page and music plays in the background.

Counter-terrorism police are investigating the hacking, while a message posted on the club's Twitter feed yesterday said: “Apologies, the website has been hacked. The developers are working on it. Will let you know when it's back up and running.”

A spokesman for West Yorkshire police said they had received a number of calls about the incident.

“We are aware of this incident and have now passed it to our counter-terrorism unit. We will work with the club in relation to this and are making enquiries.”

A message on the hacked page “to all the population and the government, especially” claims the “State of Islam” is expanding.

Posting on social media, one person claimed a host server had been hacked, leading to 60 other websites featuring the same page.

This morning Keighley Cougars tweeted: "The website is in the hands of IT and the police. It will be taken down shortly."