Pro-Islamic hackers make a monkey out of Dutch politician

Graham Cluley

Scores of Dutch websites have been defaced by hackers who have posted pro-Islamic slogans and doctored images of a right-wing politican.

Turkish hackers have been blamed for the website defacements, which display a photo of right-wing politician Geert Wilders, edited to resemble a monkey.

The hacker wrote a mesage on some of the affected websites:

Our war will continue against the ones who are against the real religion Islam.

Wilders, who leads the Freedom Party in the Netherlands, is well-known for his controversial views about Islam (which caused him to be barred from entering the UK) and has spoken out against Turkish membership of the EU.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.