Howard County Government Website Hacked With Pro-Islamic State Message

The Howard County government website was hacked Sunday with messages supporting the Islamic State, part of a larger attack on local government websites around the country.

A message on the website Sunday afternoon said President Donald Trump “will be held accountable” for “every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries.” It went on to express love for the self-declared Islamic State, also known as ISIS, the organization the United States and its allies are fighting in Iraq, Syria and other countries.

The message said the website page had been “Hacked By Team System Dz.” It was quickly taken down. The county website was still down as of 10:40 p.m.