The website of Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has briefly been targeted by a group of Islamist hackers.
The group, known as the Tunisian Fallaga Team, took over the website this morning, replacing it with an appeal to “stop killing people in Syria”.
The group also uploaded images and videos of the war in Syria.
The Treasurer’s website has since been restored.
A Government spokesperson said web security was looked at in the wake of the hack.
“The website was hacked this morning and has now been fixed, work is underway to improve security of MPs’ websites,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
The hack comes just over a week after the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission’s website was hacked, purportedly by international hacking group AnonPlus, sending it offline for several hours.
A spokeswoman for the commission said no demands were made of the commission and it was not known why it had been targeted by the group.