Eldora Speedway website reportedly hacked by ISIS

DARKE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — The Eldora Speedway website was reportedly hacked by ISIS Saturday afternoon along with two Cincinnati restaurants’ websites.

According to the Darke County Sheriff’s Office, the Eldora Speedway website was compromised around 2:30 p.m. At the top of the site’s page, a banner appeared with a message that read “hacked by Islamic State” along with foreign music.

Officials said the speedway contacted their website security personnel, GoDaddy, and they had the matter resolved within an hour.

The Darke County Sheriff’s Office said they do not believe that Eldora Speedway was not an actual target. Upon talking to security experts, they said they believed the message may have came from a plug-in file.

Once the issue was fixed, Eldora Speedway posted a banner at the top of its website stating, “Thank you to the Darke County Sheriff, FBI & GoDaddy for their quick response.”

The FBI is now investigating.

Moerlein Lager House and Montgomery Inn also reportedly had their websites hacked.

Representatives from Eldora Speedway also contacted Nascar when they found out about the hack, in case it was a part of a wide spread attack.

“With it being a Saturday during the off season it actually wasn’t that big of a deal. Especially with Nascar being on the west coast,” said general manager Roger Slack.

Despite the hack, Slack says customers weren’t affected.

“We don’t store any of our customers personal or credit card information so the website is totally safe and there’s no need to worry at all,” said Slack.

Slack also says they’re taking precautions and are confident something like this won’t happen again.

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