Pro-ISIS ‘Team System DZ’ Hacks Websites Of Ohio Government, Long Island Town, Maryland County

June 27, 2017

On June 25, 2017, it was reported that government websites in Maryland and Ohio, as well as the website of a Long Island town, had been hacked and defaced with pro-ISIS propaganda by an entity calling itself Team System DZ. Ohio Governor John Kasich’s website, along with the websites of Ohio First Lady Karen Kasich, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Casino Control, and the Ohio Office of Workforce Transformation[1] were defaced with the following message: “Hacked by Team System DZ. Anti: Govt all word. You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries. I Love Islamic state.”[2] A link to Team System DZ’s Facebook page was included as well.[3]

The same message was displayed on the homepage of Brookhaven, LI,[4] and the website of Howard County, Maryland.[5]

UPDATE: On June 28, 2017, it was reported that the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors website had also been defaced with a pro-ISIS message by Team System DZ.  The text of the message  was the same as those of the previous day’s defacements.”[6]




[1], June 25, 2017.

[2], June 25, 2017.

[3], June 25, 2017.

[4], June 25, 2017.

[5], June 26, 2017.

[6], June 28, 2017