Terrorist cyber operatives claim to have stolen military data from hundreds of US personnel and intend to use it to threaten Embassy staff (emphasis added):
A Takfiri terrorist group, who infiltrated computers belonging to the American military and Navy and State Department staff, has released names, home addresses and other sensitive details of hundreds of US military and embassy staff threatening to kill them soon.
The group has also called on its “brothers in America” to carry out lone wolf attacks against those mentioned on the lists.
The lists were released on a Twitter account that is affiliated with Abu Hussain al-Britani (Junaid Hussain), a British national who is suspected of leading a team of hackers that carries out cyber attacks for the ISIL.
“They have us on their ‘hit list’, and we have them on ours too…,” he said in one of his Tweets.
Al-Britani, 21, is believed to be the third person on the Pentagon’s kill list of key ISIL figures, only preceded by Jihadi John and the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The Pentagon confirmed on Wednesday that it is investigating the matter but downplayed the claims made by the Daesh, saying that the data is retrieved from social media and other public sources.
This is the second time the Daesh is making claims about using cyber warfare against Washington. Last March, the terrorist group released another batch of “hacked” personal details concerning 100 US military members.
At the time, a spokesperson for the US Marine Corps said in a statement that the Navy and Marine personnel affected by the purported attack are being notified by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).