May 5, 2015
Eustace doubts website was hacked by members of IS

Leader of the Opposition Arnhim Eustace has expressed doubt that the official website of the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines was hacked by members of the Islamic State (IS).

On Sunday evening, visitors to the portal

were greeted by an image of an individual operating a machine gun from the back of a truck and a message: “Hacked by Morrocanwolf-Islamic State”{{more}}

“I heard that the Government website was hacked by ISIS. I don’t believe that. I don’t believe that ISIS hacked any website. Somebody pointed out to me that same picture was on Facebook not too long ago,” Eustace said on the New Times radio programme yesterday.

“So, something was done here. That’s what I believe. There are others who may have more information than I have, but that’s the information that I have.”

One caller to the programme expressed concern about the occurrence and stated that she was frightened when she saw what had happened.

“It might have something to do with the upcoming election. We just have to continue praying for our country,” the female caller said.

However, Eustace told the caller that he believes that the source of the breach of security on the site may be something different than what she was thinking. (BK)