‘Islamic State Hacking Division’ Posts Kill List With Purported Addresses of U.S. Military Members
Calling for their beheadings, a self-proclaimed arm of the Islamic State published a list of addresses purportedly belonging to approximately 100 members of the U.S. military late Friday night.
Identifying themselves as the “Islamic State Hacking Division,” the group claimed to have obtained the personal information of military personnel from compromised military servers, databases and emails.
“[W]e have decided to leak 100 addresses so that our brothers residing in America can deal with you,” the group warned.
“Kill them in their own lands, behead them in their own homes, stab them to death as they walk their streets thinking that they are safe,” the “Islamic State Hacking Division” added.
In the online document, names and photos accompanied addresses purporting to belong to the military personnel. An informal review of the information by TheBlaze appeared to show matches between some names, photos and listed addresses.
A Defense Department spokesperson was unable to authenticate the information, but said the U.S. military is investigating.
“[W]e are looking into it,” the spokesperson told TheBlaze in a short statement. “The safety of our service members is always a concern.”
In January, the social media accounts of the U.S. Central Command was compromised by Islamic State sympathizers. Hackers used Twitter to publish a list of military members and their addresses. At the time, the Pentagon contacted affected individuals and local law enforcement.