According to Express Daily UK, a group identifying as the Islamic State Hacking Division released personal details of over 1,000 U.S. Military personnel.
The personal details released on the group’s website include names, email addresses, city, state, zip code and phone numbers of those listed.
The information was not limited to military members, it includes employees representing various government agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of State, the CIA and CDC.
Although the personal details have not been confirmed, Express Daily UK notes ‘some of the names do correspond with those listed online for US government employees’.
In what appears to a call for lone wolf attacks within the United States, the Islamic Hacking Division included the following message with the release:
Peace Be Upon The One Who Follows True Guidance
O Crusaders, as you continue your aggression towards the Islamic State and your bombing campaign against the Muslims, know that we are in your emails and computer systems, watching and recording your every move, we have your names and addresses, we are in your emails and social media accounts, we are extracting confidential data and passing on your personal information to the soldiers of the khilafah, who soon with the permission of Allah will strike at your necks in your own lands! “So wait; we too are waiting”
– Islamic State Hacking Division
If verified, this represents a troubling development in the cyber war being waged by ISIS, largely ignored by the Obama administration, and red meat for conspiracy theorists in light of the FBI taking possession of Hillary Clinton’s emails from her personal server.