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Ohio Government Websites Hacked By Anti-Trump, Pro-ISIS Group

The website for Ohio Gov. John Kasich was among a handful of websites that were hacked on Sunday morning by a group posting an anti-government and Donald Trump messages.

Several Ohio government websites were hacked on Sunday morning by a group that denounced President Donald Trump and supports the Islamic State. 

The hacker calling itself Team System Dz replaced the websites' content with an anti-government message.

"You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries. I Love Islamic state."

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel first tweeted about the hacks late Sunday morning.

The impacted sites included the Office of the Governor and Lt. Gov Mary Taylor, well as the Ohio First Lady’s office, the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, and the Ohio Office of Workforce Transformation, and the state Medicaid and casino control agencies.

Government websites in Brookhaven, N.Y., and Howard County, Md., were also shut down after the same message appeared.

The message posted by the hacker was removed just after 1 p.m. Sunday.