That wasn’t a priority for this ‘Arab Security Team’ though.
Claiming to be Muslim extremists, the group call themselves Darkshadow and caused quite the inconvenience for Bristol commuters when they mistakenly hijacked Travel West’s website on New Year’s Day.
Rumour has it that Darkshadow thought Travel West was a website used for booking travel around the Western world rather than looking up which bus will get you to Redcliffe and back.
Travel West is usually used to check local bus and train times but the Darkshadow take over meant that all travellers could see was a black Islamic banner reading, ‘hacked by Darkshadow’.
Travel West’s website is still unavailable although the banner has been removed.
The extremists left a link to their Facebook page revealing that they were based in Tunis, North Africa but rather than a bit of self-promotion, the link gave people the opportunity to essentially take the piss.
Some pretty funny Bristolians left some pretty funny comments.
Tony Killeen for example,
‘As you are now in control, could you tell me if the number 36 to St Annes is running at its usual 20 minutes late, please?’
And Richard Stevens,
‘I have a message from Tony Blair, the King of the United Kingdom. We, the UK give up. Your attacks have devastated us. Our economy is in tatters. Your hacking skills are too supreme for us. Please let us know your demands so that we may comply.’
At least they tried though and at least we all got a laugh.