University of Limerick website hacked by political group

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

UL has reassured its 11,000 strong study body that their private details have not been compromised after its website was hacked
THE University of Limerick has reassured its 11,000 strong study body that their private details have not been compromised after its website was hacked at the weekend.

THE University of Limerick has reassured its 11,000 strong study body that their private details have not been compromised after its website was hacked at the weekend.

The website www.ul.ie was hacked on Sunday afternoon by Palestinian lobbyists, under www.elmoujahidin.net

A message appeared on the main UL page to “free Gaza, free Palestine”.

“We will continue hacking the sites, to send the message of our Palestine and all Arabs. We don’t accept killing Muslims everywhere. Stop killing US.” Its website details a lengthy list of sites they have successfully hacked in recent weeks.

In a statement, a spokesperson for UL said “the external hosting provider which hosts portions of the UL website experienced a security related incident.As a result the content on one single page of the UL website was altered by an activist group.

“The intrusion occurred on the external hosting provider’s infrastructure but there was no security breach inside the UL network. Only one single page was affected, and only externally facing public content impacted. There has been no impact on any private or personal data.”

Parts of the UL website were taken down until the site could be restored and UL technical staff have requested a full report from the hosting company.