U.S. Jewish Rapper Says ISIS Backers Hacked His Website

L.A.-based Kosha Dillz says hackers posted pro-ISIS messages, attacked his site because he represents being Jewish, hip-hop, Israel and peace.

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A Jewish rapper in L.A. says that ISIS supporters hacked his website late last month, drawing attention from local and entertainment media.

"My site is hacked by ISIS," posted Rami Even-Esh, who goes by the handle Kosha Dillz, referring to the Islamist terrorist group also known as the Islamic State or ISIL. "Bad promo or good?"

Celebrity news website 662online.com broke the story on October 29, but Classicalite went into more detail, attributing the hacking to Team System DZ, which it said shut down his website. Kosha Dillz's website has since referred visitors to his Facebook page.

A representative for the rapper commented last month that pro-Israel activity by Kosha, a New Jersey native, as well as certain songs he had recorded "increased a vast amount of hate emails to his Facebook and Twitter accounts."

Kosha told the Jewish Journal, a West Coast weekly newspaper, that he knew ISIS supporters had hacked his site because the hackers "praised ISIS on my site and also was referred to in other articles as an Algerian cyber branch."

He said he had thought he was targeted because of what he stands for. "Well if you consider what I do, and see how much I represent being Jewish and hip-hop and all that combined with Israel and peace, it sort of stands for everything that ISIS is not," he said to the Jewish Journal.

Kosha said he had not contacted any authorities over the incident "out of habit." He added he is paying an unnamed site to "fix and protect my website as it goes back up."