Pro-ISIS hackers post ‘kill list’ with U.S. government names on it

Pro-ISIS hackers post ‘kill list’ with U.S. government names on it
Image posted by the pro-ISIS hackers.

[Ed. – Gulfport, huh?  That’s awful darn specific.  Especially for hackers who don’t seem to be native English-speakers.]

Hackers with a pro-ISIS group calling themselves the United Cyber Caliphate distributed a “kill” list on Monday that appears to include dozens of U.S. government personnel, Vocativ discovered.

The list features 43 names of people linked to the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and the departments of defense, energy, commerce and health and services. It also identifies the U.S. embassies in Santiago and Kathmandu—as well as the Department of the Navy in Gulfport, Mississippi—as targets. It includes someone who appears to have worked for Australia’s Department of Defence. …

The information for each target was shared on individual photoshopped images posted on the Telegram group of the United Cyber Caliphate.  “Wanted to be killed” was written in English, Arabic, Spanish, Russian and French below every image, which also included the hacking group’s name and the logo for U.S. embassies. …

[T]he Islamic State’s message was clear: “USA—You are our primary goal,” the hacking group posted in an English-language message on Telegram. “Your system failed to Tackling [sic] our attacks. Now we will Crush you again.”

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