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Montevideo, September 26th 2017 - 07:15 UTC

Argentine Army's website hacked - by ISIS?

Tuesday, June 20th 2017 - 20:34 UTC
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Signs like ”We are the Islamic State. This is a threat. ISIS is in Argentina and soon you will hear from us. Allahu Akbar (sic, Allah is great)” could be read on the army's website for about 20 minute Signs like ”We are the Islamic State. This is a threat. ISIS is in Argentina and soon you will hear from us. Allahu Akbar (sic, Allah is great)” could be read on the army's website for about 20 minute

The Argentine Army issued a press release through its Department of Institutional Communication to address the computer attack suffered in the previous hours and inform that the case had been reported to the judiciary's Specialized Cybercrime Unit (UFECI) and that “none of the critical computer systems had been affected.”

 Signs like ”We are the Islamic State. This is a threat. ISIS is in Argentina and soon you will hear from us. Allahu Akbar (sic, Allah is great)“ could be read in Spanish on the website for about 20 minutes. A photo of an alleged members of the terrorist group.

The cyber attack from a yet undetermined source took place around Monday noon, according to the Army's statement. As soon as the problem was detected, ”security protocols” were launched and normalcy restored as soon as possible, it was reported.

Media analysts said the attack bore no similarity to ISIS' modus operandi known to this date.

The Army also made it clear that only its website with public news had been affected and that the perpetrator or perpetrators were almost about to be identified by Tuesday afternoon, despite the national Flag Day holiday in commemmoration of the passing away on June 20, 1820 of Manuel Belgrano, one of the country's founding fathers, who designed the flag which was first hoisted in Rosario in 1812.

Last January, email accounts of Security Minister Patricia Bullrich and more than 30 other high ranking officials were targeted by hackers and jokes against President Mauricio Macri were published though Bullrich's own Twitter account.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • Clyde15

    How could this possibly happen ? TTT has been telling us that it is only Anglos whom ISIS hates. Could the infallible Troll be wrong ? Impossible. He is the fount of all truth and wisdom as he keeps reminding we lesser mortals in his tedious posts.

    Jun 20th, 2017 - 08:52 pm +8
  • DemonTree

    ROFL. You've got to remember he thinks all Anglos are the same.

    Tr0lListic_Approach, are you ready to sign up to share intelligence about terrorists yet? And why would we want Mar del Plata? Everyone knows it's TdF we are after, for strategic beaver purposes.

    Jun 20th, 2017 - 11:46 pm +5
  • Marti Llazo

    News item: CFK blames ISIS and deplorables of Santa Torta province for loss of 2015 election.

    Jun 20th, 2017 - 08:53 pm +4
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