Minnesota brewery among websites hacked by group claiming to be Islamic State


Officials are looking into an apparent hacking by the Islamic State group.

Third Street Brewhouse's website is currently under maintenance after a message claiming to be from the Islamic State group showed up on the page.

Part of the message read, "Hacked by Islamic State (ISIS) We are everywhere."

Third Street Brewhouse contacted Cold Spring police Saturday morning, and the police chief told the St. Cloud Times it has left a message with the FBI.

Officials told the newspaper there's no way to confirm who was behind the attack at this time, but noted a brewery in central Minnesota wouldn't be an obvious target.

Similar messages appeared on several other websites around the country Saturday, according to Cincinnati.com. A handful of businesses in Ohio and Missouri were hacked, including a lager house, an inn and the Eldora Speedway, reports note.

KSDK in St. Louis, says the Department of Homeland Security has not commented on if the websites hacked in Missouri were in fact attacked by the Islamic State group.

One of the business owners whose site was hacked told KSDK it was his understanding the specific company's website wasn't hacked, but it was a target on their hosting company, Liquid Web. But Liquid Web told the news station it was an isolated incident, likely due to an out-of-date content management system.

The Eldora Speedway website is hosted by a different company, GoDaddy.com, WHIO says.

Third Street Brewhouse hasn't commented on the incident.

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