The war against Islamic State has resulted in a cyber attack on US soil, and other such attacks are likely, according to a new report from Bat Blue Networks.
According to the security firm, the cyber vandalism of websites for a sheriff’s office and cultural center in Etowah County, Ala., is particularly surprising given that the hacker who claimed responsibility is affiliated with a group that has been pro-American in the past.
This particular attack was very rudimentary, he added. The attackers found a vulnerability on a server owned by a web hosting company and defaced multiple sites.
“We believe it was just one attack that compromised one system with multiple websites,” he said. “It was not separate attacks.”