The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office website homepage was temporarily hacked early Wednesday.
The website, ebrso.org, displayed a disturbing message with an image of the Iranian flag and a Guy Fawkes mask, used in the popular movie "V for Vendetta."
Sheriff's office spokeswoman Savannah Jones confirmed the homepage was redirected for a short time and that the person who caused the redirect was not able to gain access to the site or any data.
"Our Information Technology Team removed the erroneous homepage as soon as they were notified," Jones said in a release Wednesday morning. "They are currently capturing data necessary to investigate the incident. Once the information is gathered they will redirect our address back to the original secure site. The investigation into this incident is ongoing and we apologize for any inconvenience the redirection may have caused our residents."
The hacker's message on website homepage read:
Hacked By Iranian Hackers
Hacked By Mamad Warning
We are always closer to you
Your identity is known to us
Your information is for us ;)
The message was taken down by 7:30 a.m. with the website later showing a 404 error message, saying it was unable to load.
The site, as of 10:20 a.m., is back up and running.
No additional details are available at this time. This story will be updated.