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Year-old vulnerability allowed pro-ISIS hackers to hack US Government websites



As Hot for Security reported yesterday, a number of US government websites were defaced over the weekend by a group known as Team System DZ, who posted disturbing pro-ISIS messages.

Visitors to hacked websites were greeted with messages saying US President Donald Trump would be held accountable for “every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries”, as the Islamic Call to Prayer was played through their computer’s speakers.

Affected websites reportedly included (amongst others) the Department of Health for the state of Washington, the Rhode Island Department of Education, the official websites of Ohio Governor John Kasich and his wife, as well as the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.

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