Pro-ISIS Group Hacks Richland County Veterans Services Website

It seems that the Richland County, Wisconsin is the new victim of the pro-ISIS hackers as Team System DZ hacked three of the county’s domains this Sunday.

Team System DZ, the Algerian-based hacking team who made the news in March 2015 for hacking Richland County (Wisconsin) Sheriffs Department Website has now hacked and defaced three domains of the Richland Country office and uploaded a page with “Hacked By Team System Dz” message that appeared before 9 p.m. ET at the top of the website along with an audio song in the Arabic language.

Other than the Richland County Veterans Services Office domain the hackers also defaced Richland County Emergency Management and Richland County Recycling domain.

The hackers also left a brief message in support of the so-called Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group according to which: 

“#Op USA | Ir | il | Ru | Fr | I love you Islamic State & Jihad Islamic State remain and expand, God willing, We will restore the dignity of Muslims Glory will return to Islam The dispute will return to outdated Be prepared.”

A full preview of the deface page is available below:

pro-isis-group-hacks-richland-county-veterans-services-website

The links of all targeting websites along with their zone-h mirrors as a proof of hack are available below: 

http://veterans.co.richland.wi.us/
http://recycling.co.richland.wi.us/
http://em.co.richland.wi.us/

http://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/25119670
http://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/25119669
http://www.zone-h.org/mirror/id/25119668

In the past, the same group hacked the official website of University of Toronto and Isle of Wight, Virginia with pro-ISIS content. 

It is unclear if the hackers got access to any sensitive data or how the county sites were accessed by them. HackRead has contacted the admins running the Richland County website and will get back to our readers once receiving their reply.

The cyber war between anti and pro-ISIS hackers is not surprising for the readers, usually the anti-ISIS hackers like the Anonymous group stays one step ahead of the pro-ISIS groups. Earlier this week and replaced it with a viagra advertisement and urged the group’s supporters to calm down.

At the time of publishing this article, all targeted sites were restored and available online for visitors.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.