Kingstown, St Vincent — Investigations are currently underway to determine how and by whom the St Vincent and the Grenadines government’s website was compromised over the weekend.
The website (www.gov.vc) was seemingly hacked by a group claiming to be Islamic State hackers.
The incident is said to have taken place sometime Sunday afternoon.
An image of an individual operating a machine gun from the back of a truck appeared with a “hacked by moroccanwolf – Islamic State” message.
A message that accused the United States and NATO of what it called “organized butchery” was also displayed.
The message charged both the US and NATO of supporting dictators as long as they are fulfilling US, EU and NATO interests in the region, as they did in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
The website has since been taken offline.
At this time, the exact source of the attack is unclear.
The government was expected to make a statement on the matter.
This is the first such incident, purportedly by ISIS sympathizers, on a government website in the region.