“The shame you are doing to Muslims is never going to be forgotten!!,” reads the message on the defaced pages, addressed to “US, Israel, France and all Muslim enemies”.
“How can you even think talking about our Prophet Muhammad?? … We will never let you humiliate and tease the Muslims.”
The web pages targeted were sub-pages for regions including Wollongong, Sydney Southern, Gosford, Hurstville, Guyra, Corindi, Armidale, Ryde, Randwick, Lismore, Tamworth, Kogarah, Manly, Orange, Shoalhaven and Inverell.
There is an “all rights reserved” copyright message on the hacked page assigning rights to “Turk Muslim Hacker cannot be imitated”.
All of the targeted web pages were defaced with the same message and while they have been pulled offline, the attacks have been archived by Zone-H.org.
A NSW SES spokesman said an investigation was underway but the websites that were attacked were hosted on a different server to the one that hosts the main SES site. He said the attack appeared to have occurred on Friday.
“We are in the process of transitioning our SES units across to the state-wide server, which is a more secure one,” the spokesman said.