Is ISIS targeting the SLO marathon?

March 10, 2015

isis flagThe black and white flag of ISIS made a prominent appearance on the San Luis Obispo Marathon website over the weekend. [KSBY]

Slomarathon.com was one of several U.S. websites hacked by someone claiming to be an affiliate of the Islamic fundamentalism group based in Iraq and Syria. The sequence of hacks spread to Europe by Sunday night.

Federal investigators are currently examining the hacks, an FBI representative said. But, the FBI has not yet determined whether ISIS actually hacked the sites or the operation was a hoax.

Site administrators shut down the San Luis Obispo marathon site for maintenance on Sunday. The site was again operating on Monday.

Marathon event director Heather Hellman said the hack shocked her, but she guaranteed that everyone who attends the race would be safe and secure.

In 2013, a bombing occurred that Boston Marathon, killing three spectators and injuring more than 200 others. Hellman said her team implemented security measures in response to the bombing.

This year’s San Luis Obispo Marathon is scheduled for April 26.


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14 Comments

  1. achillesheal says:

    Islam. The religion of peace. The religion of love.

    Beware of any marathon runners in headscarves and sandals.

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    • Rich in MB says:

      Now come on….Obama and the US State department told us that ISIS (Islamic State) has nothing to do with Islam. Who you gonna believe, Mr “if you like your doctor you can keep him” or the right wing tea party Chen trail kooks?

      Tea Anyone?

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  2. shelworth says:

    Boston probably wouldn’t have believed it either.

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  3. ToHellinaHandBasket says:

    The World is not falling apart, it’s falling into place. Based upon the Word of God.

    I’m happy that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

    You think things are bad now. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

    Put your trust in the Word of God. Put your trust in His Son Jesus Christ.

    As soon as the rapture of the Church happens, the Lord our God takes away His Holy Spirit, which brings upon the world 7 years of tribulation.

    Blessings CCN followers.

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  4. mkaney says:

    You can be assured that behind every domestic terrorist, is an FBI informant inciting and guiding them.

    (-15) 23 Total Votes - 4 up - 19 down
    • markslo70 says:

      Lions and tigers and isis, oh my!
      At least the arms industry has somehow managed to survive the recent economic downturn!

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  5. freshair says:

    ‘ISIS Hackers’ Almost Certainly Not ISIS Hackers
    http://nbcnews.to/1E3ORiz

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    • OnTheOtherHand says:

      4 thumbs down for a link to an NBC item debunking (mostly) the threat? Wow, some people just can’t handle life without the stimulation of paranoia I guess.

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      • Rich in MB says:

        Its NBC…did Brian Williams just make it up?

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  6. lakerhater says:

    Upon hearing the news, Sheriff Parkinson placed an order for an M1-Abrams Tank.

    (23) 33 Total Votes - 28 up - 5 down
  7. womanwhohasbeenthere says:

    Given the events of this past weekend when the police could not control a party where the roof collapsed, I am SO assured that we will be safe.

    (24) 30 Total Votes - 27 up - 3 down
  8. Citizen says:

    Heather Hellman guarantees that everyone will be safe? Gee, maybe she should be a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department like Marie Harf or Jen Psaki.

    (22) 28 Total Votes - 25 up - 3 down
  9. Ben Daho says:

    I think it’s Likely they’ll be safe but.. “guaranteed safe and secure” Now I can use the excuse. “Honey, I stopped running because of ISIS” Of course I never started to run, but I was just ahead of my time.

    (21) 25 Total Votes - 23 up - 2 down

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