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Philadelphia City Council website hacked

The website for Philadelphia's City Council was hacked Wednesday morning.

The website for Philadelphia's City Council was hacked for several hours Wednesday morning. The site was replaced by a sparse black background with white text reading: "I am Muslim & Islam is my way of Life."

On Twitter, a group named Cyber ComandOs that identifies itself as a Muslim hacker team has taken responsibility for the hack.

The Council site is hosted separately from city government sites, which were not impacted by the breach, according to Jane Roh, spokeswoman for Council President Darrell Clarke. Roh said no city information that would be considered sensitive was compromised or accessed.

She said the site's service provider was temporarily locked out but able to regain access and restore Council's site by about 10:15 a.m. Roh said the software has been updated to address vulnerabilities and both the police department and city's Office of Innovation and Technology are working with Council to prevent future attacks.

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