Ohio Government Websites Hacked By Anti-Trump, Pro-ISIS Group

Olive Rios
June 26, 2017

The sites' homepages were replaced with the same black background accompanied by music.

In March 2015, the Wisconsin State Journal reported that the group claimed it hacked the Richland County Sheriff's Office's website and others by splattering pro-jihadi messages.

"You will be held accountable, Trump", the homepage reads. It went on to profess love for the jihadist group Islamic State.

A link to the System Dz Facebook page was posted as well.

The websites of Ohio's first lady Karen Kasich, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections (ODRC) and several other state government websites were also targeted.

The group known as Team System DZ has carried out a number of hacking sprees in the past, many carrying anti-Israel messages.

The website of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, pictured in April, was hacked on Sunday.

As of 1:40 p.m.at least eight OH sites are down. Sites affected include Puerto Rico's tourism site, Women.ca.gov, City of Detroit and French auto leasing company ALD Automotive. "Wake up freedom-loving Americans". United States sites were also defaced, including a number of Crowdfunding sites.

"All affected servers have been taken off line and we are investigating how these hackers were able to deface these websites", the spokesperson stated. But some sites like the Secretary of State's is seemingly up and running with no issues.

Numerous sites were based in the state of Ohio, including that of Republican Ohio Governor, John Kasich, and his wife, Karen Kasich.

ODRC spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said in a statement that her agency is aware of the hack.

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