Government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

Posted June 26, 2017

Several official OH government websites were hacked and filled with pro-Islamic State propaganda Sunday morning. A search revealed the cached website's message as it appeared just after 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

The message on Mr Kasich's site also played an Islamic call to prayer.

A link to the System Dz Facebook page was posted as well. "We apologize for any inconvenience".

Ohio first lady Karen Kasich's website, along with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections website were also hacked.

The message said President Donald Trump "will be held accountable" for "every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries". "Wake up freedom-loving Americans", he wrote. The pro-Isis group, which has been described as a group of "anti-Israeli Arab teenagers" by USA Today, has launched cyber attacks in France, Israel and other countries. "We are aware of the situation and we are working aggressively to correct the situation", Smith said. "Radical Islam infiltrating the heartland".

It also showed up on the Brookhaven, L.I., homepage, as well as the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Casino Control and Ohio Office of Workforce Transformation, the New York Post reported.

In a later statement, Tom Hoyt, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, said that IT staff were working to resolving the issue.

"All affected servers have been taken offline and we are investigating how these hackers were able to deface these websites", he told the Associated Press.