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Government Websites in US Hacked With Pro-Islamic State Message


A hacker posted this message on the website of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, June 25, 2017

Several U.S. state and local government websites were hacked Sunday to display a message supporting the Islamic State group.

"You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries," the message said. It ended with, "I love the Islamic state."

The most extensive effects were in the state of Ohio, where the hacks hit websites for Governor John Kasich and first lady Karen Kasich, as well as the state's Inspector General, Department of Medicaid, Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and others.

"As soon as we were notified of the situation we immediately began to correct it and will continue to monitor until fully resolved," Governor Kasich's office said.

The hacking also affected the websites for Howard County, Maryland and Brookhaven, New York.

Some of the sites were restored later Sunday, but others that were taken down following the hack were still unavailable early Monday.

A group named Team System DZ claimed responsibility for the hacks.