Gov. Kasich, Several Ohio Websites Victims of ISIS Propaganda Hacking


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Gov. John Kasich's website was among several Ohio sites hacked Sunday by the Islamic State to display a pro-ISIS message denouncing President Trump.

A group called Team System DZ was responsible for the message, which read:
"You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries. I Love Islamic State."

The websites, including that of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections and Ohio Department of Medicaid, were taken offline by Sunday afternoon. Republican Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel managed a screenshot of the hacked webpage, and he posted via Facebook: "Radical Islam infiltrating the heartland."

Team System DZ has claimed responsibility for past ISIS hacks, and has been called "a group of anti-Israeli Arab teenagers" USA Today reports. The hackers also infiltrated a Long Island website Sunday, which displayed the same message.

"All affected servers have been taken offline and we are investigating how these hackers were able to deface these websites," Tom Hoyt, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, said in a statement. "We are also working with law enforcement to better understand what happened."

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