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Colonial Williamsburg says its website was the target of an ISIS-style hack

Colonial Williamsburg says its website was the target of an ISIS-style hack

WILLIAMSBURG — No good deed goes unpunished.

In the wake of an offer to help Iraq safeguard at-risk artifacts, Colonial Williamsburg’s website, history.org, was among the targets of a weekend cyber attack with possible links to Islamic State.

Colonial Williamsburg president Mitchell Reiss, formerly a U.S. diplomat, made the offer March 2 while hosting a team of Iraqi archaeologists and museum experts. He made the offer as a gesture of solidarity.

Since the offer was never publicly announced, the hack of Colonial Williamsburg’s website on March 8 is likely coincidence. That day a number of U.S. websites were attacked. The...

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