'ISIS' Hacks Montauk Manor's Website; Police Chief Says There's 'No Specific Threat'

A screenshot of the Montauk Manor's website on Saturday evening.

The Montauk Manor condominium's website was hacked on Saturday, along with many other businesses' websites around the country, with a claim posted on it saying the Islamic State was responsible.

East Hampton Town Police Chief Michael Sarlo said that his department was aware of the incident. "However, as of now there is no way to determine if it was ISIS or who may have been responsible," he said. "Also, we have no intel indicating specific threats of cyber crime by ISIS at this time." The F.B.I. would be forwarded information, he said. 

Although no one was available to comment at the F.B.I.'s press office in New York on Saturday evening, the bureau is investigating similar incidents that have been reported around the country, such as in St. Louis, according to news reports. 

As of about 6:30 p.m. Saturday the website for the Montauk Manor displayed a black banner on the top of its home page that read, "Hacked by Islamic State" with a logo. Visitors to the site could hear a song in Arabic. Below the logo, some text read, "We are everywhere," with a winky-face emoticon. The rest of the Manor's site appeared at the bottom of the page and appeared to have been functioning normally. 

The Manor's website is hosted by Liquidweb, a company based in Lansing, Mich., that provides web services for a number of other compromised sites. The Manor is one of about 800 sites affected by the hack, according to a spokeswoman for the condominium complex. She said the host company has been working for correct the issue for several hours. 

This isn't the first time East End websites have been hacked by extremists. On Sept. 11, 2013, the Village of Sag Harbor notified federal authorities when the village website was hacked by "Web Soliders Team from Islamic Electronic Army," which was linked to Al Qaeda. The East End Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center in Riverhead was also hacked that day.