Arizona department’s website hacked by Middle East group

Arizona department’s website hacked by Middle East group

 

PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) – A state-run website is down following a cyber-attack from hackers claiming to be the Middle East Cyber Army.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports the Department of Weights and Measures’ website was displaying messages like “In Allah we trust” on Sunday before it was shut down by agency officials.

Director Andy Tobin said the Department of Homeland Security has been notified. The group is linked to hacks around the world and, in April, hit a website for a kids’ program in Scottsdale.

Tobin’s agency and the Arizona Department of Administration are trying to determine how the hack happened.

The website is still down, and Tobin said its components may join the Arizona Department of Agriculture site. The two agencies are set to merge next year.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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