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Tuesday 25 June 2019

Dublin Rape Crisis Center website hacked by ISIS

How the website looked when it was hacked
How the website looked when it was hacked

Clare Cullen

The CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Center has described a pro-ISIS message posted on their website last night by hackers as "sinister".

The DRCC have confirmed that they were affected in a world-wide hack by terrorist group ISIS.

An ISIS black flag appeared across the top of the Dublin Rape Crisis Center's website last night, displaying the message "We are everywhere".

Speaking to, CEO Ellen O' Malley-Dunlop said the act was "horrible", adding that the DRCC are hoping that visitors to the site last night "are not upset".

"We are concerned that any victims who came to our site looking for help may have seen it... it was very distressing".

The DRCC have reported the incident to the Gardaí and, this morning, regained full control of their website.

"They didn't hack our whole website... but they placed this in the banner at the top of the page".

"It was very sinister".

O'Malley-Dunlop added that the site was "not specifically targeted" - the hacking was part of a worldwide attack on a Wordpress vunerability.

"It was a Wordpress hack. Wordpress are aware of it. They've updated us, made us more secure and given us new passwords".


For support and information related to rape and sexual violence, please ring the National 24-hour Helpline:

1 800 778 888

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