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Swedish radio station: Pirate broadcaster plays pro-IS song

Swedish radio station: Pirate broadcaster plays pro-IS song”

Some listeners to commercial radio station Mix Megapol in Sweden heard 30 minutes of an Islamic State propaganda song on Friday after hackers took over the station's frequency, the station's owners said.

Malmö residents who tuned into popular radio station Mix Megapol at around 8.30am on Friday suddenly found themselves listening to Isis recruitment song "For the sake of Allah".

The pirate broadcast occurred in Malmo, Sweden's third largest city with a population of approximately 350,000 people.

The hacking in Sweden comes as the FBI is investigating how a New Jersey school district's website was hacked on Tuesday and replaced with pro-ISIS propaganda instead.

Jakob Gravestam, a spokesman for the Bauer Media group, said the incident would be reported to police and the Swedish government agency that monitors electronic communications, among others.

Jonas Wessel from Sweden's Post and Telecoms agency told the Aftonbladet newspaper that it would be hard to trace the culprit.

"It is of course very serious, especially as they played a song about recruitment for Isis", Gravestam added, admitting that it was very hard to stop anyone with a pirate transmitter from hijacking a radio frequency.

"Afterwards it is very hard".



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