By Allie Hinds, News Channel 11, (Tennessee)
On Thursday if you logged onto Westminster Presbyterian Church’s website you’d see the words “I love ISIS and Jihad”, a violent video, and vulgar language.
The church’s pastor Jim Richter said he woke up this morning to an email on his phone from a church member saying the website had been hacked by what appeared to be ISIS supporters.
“I think it’s terrifying, it’s hostile no matter what you say about it,” Marty Conley, who lives in Johnson City said.
A homepage to a church in East Tennessee, with about 200 members is not the first place you think would be vulnerable to a hack from ISIS.
“I thought that was really strange. You don’t think about that type of thing happening in our area, I mean little town Johnson City, Tennessee,” Conley said.
“Frankly I thought it was a little humorous that a little church in Johnson City, Tennessee would get hacked by something that says it’s from ISIS or that they love ISIS, now the website server when I communicated with him seemed to take that very seriously,” Richter said.
He said his team found out his church’s website wasn’t the only one displaying this message.
FWIW … if your webmaster and/or ISP is not using any sort of anti-hacking protection for your website, find a new website host & webmaster.