A Tsinghua University website was hacked at 10 p.m. on Sunday by a purported Islamic State supporter, much to the bafflement of its staff.
Some of the website’s pages were erased and replaced with a picture of IS militants and their group flag, accompanied by audio selection calling for jihad.
A message was written in Arabic: “Allah is great. I don’t fear death. Sacrifice is my ultimate goal.”
As seen, the propaganda also featured an inexplicable English caption, and was literally signed “Islamic State HAcker.” Said hacker, known as “Don-2,” has been found to have hacked various other unrelated websites, though the targeting of Tsinghua remains a mystery.
Staff report that the website has been shut down in order to “prevent further spreading of the message.” As for how the hacking was able to happen, university technicians blame it on a weak password. It is not believed at this time that IS hackers have the kind of advanced technology required to have broken Tsinghua University’s firewall.
Previously on China versus the Islamic State, IS tried to woo Chinese Muslim supporters via catchy song, recognized Taiwan as an independent nation and set up shop in Shenzhen.
[Images via Sina]