1 May 2016 – From this weekend’s Sunday Times of London:
Islamic State hackers have published a “hit list” of dozens of US military personnel purportedly involved in drone strikes against terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
At the weekend, a group calling itself the “Islamic State Hacking Division” circulated online the names, home addresses and photographs of more than 70 US staff, including women. It urged supporters: “Kill them wherever they are, knock on their doors and behead them, stab them, shoot them in the face or bomb them.”
The group also claimed that it might have a mole in Britain’s Ministry of Defence and threatened to publish “secret intelligence” in the future that could identify RAF drone operators. The claim could not be verified.
The hacking division was previously led by Junaid Hussain, a computer hacker from Birmingham who was killed by a US drone strike in Syria last August after he was discovered to be orchestrating attacks against the West.
Inquiries made by The Sunday Times suggested that the … Read more