The website apparently was hacked Wednesday morning by a person or group self-identifying as “SERWAN.”
The online takeover lasted about two hours, city officials said in a news item posted to the website later that day. City officials became aware their site was compromised at 8 a.m., and it was restored within two hours, according to the city’s post.
Before the city regained control, the site featured a black background with an embedded YouTube video, Kurdish imagery and text reading, “2+2=1/One Great KURDISTAN For Ever/(expletive) Turk/(expletive) ISIS.”
City officials could not be reached for comment on that message or the incident Wednesday. It’s not yet clear why McCall’s website was targeted.