Ohio Government And Local New York Town Websites Hacked By Pro-ISIS Group
Ominous anti-Trump and pro-ISIS messages appeared Sunday afternoon on Ohio and Long Island, New York government websites after hackers reportedly found their way into official networks.
According to Columbus NBC4, a group that calls itself “Team System Dz” hacked official state websites of: Gov. John Kasich, First Lady Karen Kasich, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the Office of Workforce Transformation, the Casino Control Commission, Medicaid, the Office of Health Transformation and LeanOhio.
Ohio Gov. Kasich’s website received a message that stated on the page: “You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries.”
The online posting was signed, “Team System Dz,” and concluded with “I love the Islamic state.”
According to USA Today, the hacker group Team System Dz, composed of “anti-Israeli Arab teenagers,” previously struck the official website for Wight County, Virginia back in January.
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel posted on his Facebook page the message seen on government websites across the state. Mandel wrote on his Facebook page, “Wake up freedom-loving Americans.” “Radical Islam infiltrating the heartland.”
Tom Hoyt, chief communications officer with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, told NBC4 that no information had been breached during the hack.
“State of Ohio IT staff are working to restore the computer systems that were impacted today. All affected servers have been taken off line and we are investigating how these hackers were able to deface these websites. We also are working with law enforcement to better understand what happened,” he said.