The Islamic State has claimed another victory. This time, on the digital front. According to local news reports, the website of a prominent Chinese university was hacked to display pro-ISIS propaganda.Several pages on the official website of Beijing’s
Tsinghua University were hacked and left with imagery and audio snippets promoting jihad, according to the state-run news agency CCTV.
One page contained a photo of ISIS along with the message, “Allah is great. I don’t fear death. Sacrifice is my ultimate goal,” written in Arabic.
According to the campus newspaper Qingxin Times, one page contained the English message, “Everything is OK in the end. If it’s not Ok, it’s not the end.”
School officials shut down the website in order to prevent the further spread of ISIS material.
If the hacker or hackers’ links to ISIS are confirmed, it would be the first time the Islamic State has targeted a China-based website.
Tsinghua University is one of the leading higher-education institutions in mainland China. It’s also known for its role in several defense and national-security projects.
Other websites on the school’s server were left intact. .