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Islamic State hackers have published a “hit list” of U.S. drone pilots

Predator drone at the ready in a hangar

Predator drone at the ready in a hangar

 

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