FBI checking pro-IS hacks

WASHINGTON – The FBI is investigating a string of hacks that defaced US websites with imagery from the Islamic State jihadist group, NBC News reported.

Websites including a racecar speedway in the state of Ohio, a Goodwill center in Missouri and a church in Canada were defaced with the radical group’s black flag, the news organization reported.

Attacks against similar low-profile websites were also recorded in Montana, New York, Massachusetts and Minnesota.

The FBI said it was aware of the incidents and ”is contacting the impacted parties.” A security analyst told NBC it was unlikely the hacks had any ”real connection” to the Islamic State group.

The IS-themed hacks were on Sunday reported in Ireland, where the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre in Ireland’s website was defaced.