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Swedish radio station: Pirate broadcaster plays pro-IS song

Swedish radio station: Pirate broadcaster plays pro-IS song

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.

A Swedish radio station said a pirate broadcaster compromised its Friday morning show and broadcast a pop song in English urging listeners to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

"Somebody interfered with our frequency using a pirate transmitter", Mr Jakob Gravestam, marketing director at Bauer Media Group, which owns Mix Megapol, said in a press release.

He confirmed to 24Malmö.se that the three-minute song - with lyrics trying to tempt Westerners into joining Isis with promises about maidens waiting in paradise for fighters - was played for around 30 minutes.

Listeners to a Swedish radio station got ISIS instead of ABBA.

Mix Megapol network airs in 24 cities across Sweden and claims to reach 91 per cent of the country's 10 million people.

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"We will report the incident to police and to the National Post and Telecom Agency".

The problem affected listeners in the southern city of Malmo.

'This is of course very serious, particularly because they had been playing a song about ISIS recruitment, ' a spokesperson told 24Malmo, who broke the news.

It is not know if the pirate transmitter was operated by anyone affiliated with ISIS, or if the hijacking was intended as a prank.

The Swedish Security Service says that some 300 people have left Sweden to fight for ISIS in the Middle East.


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