Via Tim at The Catholic Church in the Internet Age.
Islamic hackers allegedly supporting al-Qaeda claim they will launch an attack on the Vatican’s official website on Wednesday night. Several internet sites which act as the mouthpieces of Islamic terrorism have launched an appeal in the past few days on hackers to attack the Holy See’s site. The appeal has allegedly attracted dozens of hackers. Under the plan publicised by the fundamentalist sites, hackers will sabotage the website at 8 pm local time and continue to block it for the following 36 hours.
36 hours? So I guess in three days it will rise again. Though it looks like so far these Jihackists have not been succesful. Surprisingly the term Jihackists has never been used before considering that this has become fairly common. Though luckily flying bots into servers isn’t going to kill anybody.
Rome – Islamic extremists have tried to hack into the Vatican’s website, Italian police said Wednesday.
The hackers’ attacks began several days ago but caused no noteworthy damage, Ansa news agency reported, quoting the police.
Further details were not immediately available.
Police only said Vatican Radio’s website had also been affected.