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Could ISIS hackers really have attacked an Albuquerque newspaper?

Could ISIS hackers really have attacked an Albuquerque newspaper?
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If you read the Albuquerque Journal, then you might have been shocked at what happened to the paper's website on Thursday. Instead of the top story — a summary of a police shooting that happened in 1971 — readers saw some scary ISIS propaganda.

Cyberterrorists possibly affiliated with ISIS replaced the story with the following headline: CHRISTMAS WILL NEVER BE MERRY ANY LONGER.

"We know all personal data of Albuquerque locals: Where you live, what you eat, your diseases and even your health insurance cards," the article warns, "You will look around more often, will call up your children more often, think of your security more often, but that won't help you."

Whether or not these hackers were affiliated with the real ISIS, the scary truth remains.

If you had jumped on to the Albuquerque Journal's site, here's a picture of what you would've seen.

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If we start seeing more hacks committed by the "CyberCaliphate," then we'll know that this hacker group is serious. ISIS might be getting into hacking, as we discovered on Friday, but this might be a totally different story.

For now, though, I'm going to go ahead and wait to see whether or not this is the start of journalists getting hacked.

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Source: Gawker
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