'Voice of Palestine' hackers take over Shropshire fire services website

A message was posted along with "AnonGhost" logo featuring Fawkes mask

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Hackers who claim to be "the voice of Palestine" accessed the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service website and posted an alarming message, the emergency services confirmed today.

The group named "AnonGhost" also uploaded their logo depicting the Guy Fawkes mask popularised by the film V for Vendetta last night.

The message said: "Remember this, The people you're trying to step on, we are everyone you depend on.

"We are the people who do your laundry and cook your food and serve you dinner. We make your bed.

"We guard you while you are sleeping. We drive the ambulances. We direct your calls. We are cooks and taxi drivers, we are everyone that you come into contact with on a daily basis."

As of this morning, the site is down and Shropshire Fire and Rescue said that IT experts are investigating the incident and do not know when it will be up and running again.

The message continued: "We know everything about you. We process your insurance claims and credit card charges. We control every part of your life.

"Together we stand against the injustice of corrupt Governments.

"We are AnonGhost. We are Legion. United as ONE. Divided by zero. We do not forgive injustice, we do not forget Oppression, against Governments of the World.

"We are AnonGhost, We are legion. We do not forgive, We do not forget, Expect us."

 

A Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We are aware of it and the website has been taken down and has been reported to the police.

"Investigations are ongoing and this does not affect our ability to take 999 calls and respond to emergencies."

The hacking follows a similar incident on the Nottinghamshire Police website yesterday where the logo and words "Khilafah will Transform the World" were uploaded along with Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" on loop, which is known as the opening song in 1973 horror film The Exorcist.

The accompanying message said: "Hello United Kindoom (sic) Police.

"Where is the security b*tchs? "We are here to punish you since you have been supporting israel (sic).

"Because we are the voice of Palestine and we will not remain silent. Muslims are everywhere we will enter to0 (sic) Palestine soon.

"Remember this."

The group are reported to have also hacked the websites of the Vatican in 2012 and the US government's White House last month.