Algerian computer hackers targeted a Halstead care home’s website on Tuesday, rendering it unusable.
Visitors to www.attwoodsmanor.co.uk – the site for Attwood’s Manor in Braintree Road – were greeted with a smiling cartoon face and the message: “Hacked by E9SO. Greetz: All Algerian hackers.”
Anna Humphrey, an administrator at the home, said: “Apparently, there are millions of websites that have been hacked by this group.
“It should be fixed in the next few days.”
She said it had not had a serious impact on people contacting the home.