Ohio Government Websites Hacked with IS Message

Several government websites in the US state of Ohio were apparently hacked to broadcast an anti-government and pro-Islamic State (IS) message.

Affected Website List

  • The Ohio Governor John Kasich’s office,
  • The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction,
  • The Ohio Casino Control Commission,
  • The Ohio Office of Workforce Transformation,
  • The Ohio Office of Health Transformation,
  • The Ohio Inspector General
  • The Ohio Department of Medicaid.

All affected websites’ homepages were replaced with the same black background accompanied by music. By noon (1 p.m), all of the affected sites appeared to be no longer online.

“Team System Dz” left a Message:

“You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries.” 

“I love the Islamic state.”

Mr. Kasich, Emmalee Kalmbach, said in a statement:

“As soon as we were notified of the situation, we immediately began to correct it, and will continue to monitor until fully resolved.”

The websites of Ohio’s First Lady Karen Kasich, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections and the Ohio Inspector General were still down for maintenance at midnight (04:00 GMT on Monday).

Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel posted a Tweet:

“freedom-loving Americans” that radical Islam was “infiltrating the heartland”.

Ohio Department of Administrative Service Person said that all affected servers are offline and that the agency is working with law enforcement officials.

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