City of Bellevue website hacked by pro-ISIS group

The city of Bellevue’s home page was hacked Monday by an unknown group that is sympathetic to the Islamic State group. The site has since been restored after it was taken down for a short period of time.

City administrator Joe Mangiamelli told KETV NewsWatch 7 the city first became aware of the hack around 2:30 p.m. and officials were working with its web hosting firm to take down the site and neutralize the interruption.

The hacker, known as Team System DZ, has posted messages similar to the one on Bellevue’s website on other municipal websites.

One week ago, it hacked Ohio Gov. John Kasich and a county website in Maryland, among other sites.

The message on the Bellevue website simply featured the hacker’s logo and the sentence “I Love Islamic State.”

Other hacks have included the threat ,”You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries.”

The FBI said it hasn’t been able to determine the source of the hacking, or whether Team System DZ has any affiliation with the Islamic State group.

The city of Bellevue said it has not received any threats and was not taking any additional security precautions.


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