ISIS hackers have posted the personal details of 100 U.S. service members they claim have taken part in the bombing of ISIS targets in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan and are calling on homegrown radicals to strike back.
The group is calling itself the ‘Islamic State Hacking Division’ and has allegedly gathered the records from cracked military databases and made an open call for “jihad against the crusaders” using ‘JustPaste.it’, a social network favored by ISIS propagandists.
The black flag entry is a self-styled terrorist WikiLeaks titled “Target: United States Military.”
“These Kuffar that drop bombs over Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Khurasan and Somalia are from the same lands that you reside in, so when will you take action?” the group asks. “Know that it is wajib for you to kill these kuffar! and now we have made it easy for you by giving you addresses, all you need to do is take the final step, so what are you waiting for? Kill them in their own lands, behead them in their own homes, stab them to death as they walk their streets thinking they are safe…”
It lists the name, unit and address of 100 U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marines, many of them are pilots and included their head shots.
“You crusaders that fight the Islamic State, we say to you: ‘Die in your rage!’” the ISIS post said.
No public comment from Obama. He was very quick to make a public comment when
The Pentagon merely told the Daily News it is investigating the threat.
“I can’t confirm the validity of the information, but we are looking into it,” a Department of Defense spokeswoman said. “The safety of our service members is always a concern.”
Lt. Col. John Caldwell, a Marine spokesman at the Pentagon, also called the threat “unverified,” but said command leaders have been notified if Marines assigned to their units were identified in the list. Federal law enforcement authorities with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service are also involved.
“NCIS is conducting in-person notifications to the affected Navy and Marine personnel regarding this presently unverified threat/data breach,” Caldwell said.
An unnamed Defense Department official told The New York Times that the personal data released on the Marines, sailors and airmen appears to be information found in public records or online searches. It doesn’t appear the information had been hacked from government servers, the Times reported.
Lainez and Caldwell both stressed that troops and their families should be mindful of personal information they post online.
“It is recommended Marines and family members check their online/social footprint, ensuring privacy settings are adjusted to limit the amount of available personal information,” Caldwell said. “Vigilance and force protection considerations remain a priority for commanders and their personnel worldwide.”
Obama was quick to show his outrage in a public statement on behalf of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.
Where is the outrage on behalf of all the murdered hostages, and thousands being murdered by ISIS every day.
Where is the outrage over this incident that is not only a direct threat to our military personnel and their families, but to our national security. If ISIS hackers were able to retrieve this information, what next.
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