Few governmental websites, including that of Long Island, New York, the Ohio state government and the Ohio Gov. John Kasich, were hacked Sunday to display message that supports the Islamic State group, according to reports.
A message on the hacked website says “You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries” according to local ABC affiliate. An Arabic message is also being displayed in the website. The messages are shown under a banner says like “Hacked By Team System DZ” and also saying “I love Islamic State.” A link to Team System DZ’s Facebook page is also provided along with these messages. The website is currently taken down for maintenance and stays unaccessible.
The ISIS propaganda message was displayed on several government websites like in the town of Brookhaven, New York, a website for Howard County, Maryland, as well as the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Medicaid, Casino Control Commission, and the Ohio Office of Workforce Transformation. It also infiltrated Ohio state’s first lady’s website along with its governor’s.
Chief communications officer for Ohio’s Department of Administrative Services, Tom Hoyt confirmed the hack and said: “All affected servers have been taken offline and we are investigating how these hackers were able to deface these websites.”
Tom also said that “We also are working with law enforcement to better understand what happened,.”
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction spokeswoman JoEllen Smith, Howard County, they all confirmed the hack in different medium.