A hacker proclaiming allegiance to the Islamic State jihadist group infiltrated the internal network of one of China’s top universities to display images of masked and mounted militants, reports said Monday.
The hacker also reprogrammed pages of Tsinghua University’s in-house course portal to display Arabic verses from Islamic scripture accompanied by music, a student newspaper at the Beijing institution reported.
Instead of displaying links to class resources and departmental information, the site showed a photo of four hooded fighters on horseback riding beneath the flag of Islamic State, according to screenshots.
The cyber-intruder identified himself as an “Islamic State Hacker”.
“God is great, I am unafraid of death, dying a martyr’s death is my ultimate goal,” reports translated an Arabic message as reading. Read more