Websites in New York, Ohio and Maryland were hacked with a pro-ISIS message.

Screengrab via Josh Mandel/Facebook

Government websites in 3 states hacked with pro-ISIS message

Sites in New York, Maryland, and Ohio were hacked.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Jun 26, 2017   Updated on May 23, 2021, 1:47 am CDT

Government websites in three different states have been hacked by what appears to be a pro-ISIS group.

Websites in Ohio, New York, and Maryland have been hacked, with the normal websites being replaced with propaganda in favor of the so-called Islamic State.

The website for Ohio Gov. John Kasich had white and red text on a black screen, with “Team System Dz” taking credit for the hack.

“You will be held accountable Trump,” the text on read. “you and all your people for every drop of blood glowing in Muslim countries. I Love Islamic state.”

Servers that were affected by the hack were taken offline, CNN reports, and are being investigated. Other Ohio websites were targeted, according to the news source, including first lady Karen Kasich and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.

In a Facebook post, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel said the hacks should “wake up freedom-loving Americans” and said “radical Islam” was “infiltrating the heartland.”

In New York, the town of Brookhaven’s website was also hacked in a similar fashion. Town officials are meeting with security experts and federal officials regarding the hack, according to Newsday.

The page was hacked by the same “Team System Dz” group and same message left on Kasich’s website, Newsday reported on Monday, and the town’s website could be down for at least another day.

Meanwhile the website for Howard County, Maryland, was also hacked, according to CNN. Howard County is near Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Officials in New York and Maryland said no data or personal information was taken from the websites as a result of the hack.

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*First Published: Jun 26, 2017, 2:57 pm CDT