The University of New Brunswick Student Union’s website was hacked on Monday night by apparent supporters of the militant group ISIS.
For about two hours on Monday night, the website claimed to be hacked by “Team System Dz” and said, “I love you ISIS.”
It also had a message that said, “This is a time…. of the elimination of America and the allies of the infidels.”
Greg Bailey, the UNBSU president, said the student union contacted the police and the company that hosts the site as soon as it learned of the hacking.
“We’ve had a lot of people contact us and ask what’s going on. We’re just telling them it just an act of vandalism. It’s no threat to anyone on campus,” Bailey said.
“It would be no different than if someone came in here and spray painted our office. They defaced our site but we got it cleaned up in a couple of hours,” he added.
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has become an internationally feared organization.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other government MPs have warned that jihadists from ISIS could attack Canada.