A GROUP OF HACTIVISTS called the Zcompany Hacking Crew (ZHC) have taken over the website of the English Defence League (EDL).
The EDL has confirmed the takeover and moved its content onto another domain. It says that no user data has been impacted.
"The EDL website - www.englishdefenceleague.org is currently in the hands of a group of Islamist hackers that call themselves ZHC. The group managed to take over our web domain but have not managed to breach our server - meaning that users' information has not been compromised and we have been able to quickly move all of our content to the new www.englishdefenceleague.net domain," it said in a statement. "We are hoping to regain control of the original domain soon."
So far control has not been regained and the defaced website accused the EDL of siphoning off supporter donations to pay for things like hotel rooms. It adds other defiant messages and warns the EDL to be ready for it.
"We will chase you, expose your racism and even remove you from the web. We demonstrated it successfully by deleting your facebook page three times," it says. "And we have demonstrated it successfully by defacing and exposing your frauds yet again. But the best is yet to come."
The message warns that a list of supporters will be released soon, along with an audit of the group's finances. µ