Hackers affiliated with ISIS claimed to have hacked Google, but ended up attacking another website with a similar name. According to a report by Vocativ, on Monday a group calling itself the Cyber Caliphate Army had vowed to hack Google and later declared, “We promised to hack Google. Keep the promise inshallah, expect us today.” A few hours later, the website, addgoogleonline.com, was defaced. The website reportedly belongs to an Indian tech firm.
After the website was hacked, the website played an ISIS song in French along with a sign saying “Hacked By: CCA.” However, the website was later hacked by another group called ‘n3far1ous’ with the message “Eat this, ISIS” and rock music playing in the background.
As per the report, the hacker group also posted a list of 35 British websites that were attacked by them. The websites were a seemingly random collection of websites belonging to small businesses and included a salon, an instructor offering Japanese dance classes, and businesses selling bedroom furniture. These hacks were reportedly in retaliation for the killing of British-born hacker, Junaid Hussain.