Jihadists hack volunteer fire department website

The website showed a jihadi fighter and a flag accompanied by audio; it also showed writing in Arabic and a threat to Israel


PEARLAND, Texas — A volunteer fire department website is now down after hackers appeared to have taken over the website.

ABC13 reported that for about a day, the Pearland Volunteer Fire Department website showed a jihadi fighter and a flag accompanied by audio. The page also showed writing in Arabic and a threat to Israel on the site.

The department said it became aware of the "malicious intrusion" Friday and issued this statement:

"PVFD immediately notified law enforcement officials and is actively taking steps to remove the offensive materials that are currently displayed on its web page."

The City of Pearland also issued this statement:

"This is not an official City of Pearland website, nor is it hosted on City of Pearland servers. This site is the legacy website for the Pearland Volunteer Fire Department and has not been maintained in over a year."

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