SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland news station says its website and Twitter feed were hijacked by hackers claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group.
WBOC-TV in Salisbury, Maryland, says hackers calling themselves CyberCaliphate took over the website and Twitter feed Tuesday before the station wrested back control of their website, which briefly displayed the extremist group's black-and-white flag and a message saying, "I love you, ISIS."
The station's Twitter feed remained under the hackers' control Wednesday.
It's unclear whether the hackers are genuine members or even supporters of the Islamic State group. Tech-savvy pranksters routinely make bogus claims or falsify their allegiances in bids to get attention.
The same group claimed to have also taken over the Albuquerque Journal's Twitter feed Tuesday. The New Mexico newspaper's account was restored by midday Tuesday.