United States (McKoy’s News) – Ohio Sites Hacked with “IS” message: A number of government websites in the US state of Ohio, including that of Governor John Kasich, have been hacked to display a pro-IS message.
It said President Donald Trump would be held accountable for “every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries” and ended “I love Islamic state”.
The hacking was carried out by a group calling itself Team System DZ.
The Ohio governor’s website was still down for maintenance at 17:30 local time (21:30 GMT).
The message in the hacking attack contained an Arabic symbol and was written mainly in the black and white used in the flag of so-called Islamic State.
The message on Mr. Kasich’s site also played an Islamic call to prayer.
The message read: “You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries.”
A spokeswoman for 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.”
Ohio Sites Hacked: A number of other sites were affected, including those of Ohio’s First Lady Karen Kasich, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, the Ohio Office of Health Transformation, the Ohio Inspector General and the Ohio Department of Medicaid.
Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel posted a tweet telling “freedom-loving Americans” that radical Islam was “infiltrating the heartland”.
The New York Post said the website of the New York state town of Brookhaven was also affected.
The group known as Team System DZ has carried out a number of hacking sprees in the past, many carrying anti-Israel messages.
The US is currently holding high-level inquiries into alleged cyber attacks by Russia aimed at influencing the result of last year’s presidential election
Contributed by Dr. Colin O Jarrett