News You Really Need To See: “Islamic State Calls on Backers to Kill 100 U.S. Military Personnel”

“Islamic State Calls on Backers to Kill 100 U.S. Military Personnel”

Reuters, March 15, 2015

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/21/us-mideast-crisis-threat-idUSKBN0MH0QQ20150321

“Islamic State has posted online what it says are the names, U.S. addresses and photos of 100 American military service members, and called upon its ‘brothers residing in America’ to kill them. … In the posting, a group referring to itself as the ‘Islamic State Hacking Division’ wrote in English that it had hacked several military servers, databases and emails and made public the information on 100 members of the U.S. military so that ‘lone wolf’ attackers can kill them.  The New York Times reported that it did not look like the information had been hacked from U.S. government servers and quoted an unnamed Defense Department official as saying most of the information could be found in public records, residential address search sites and social media.  The Times quoted officials as saying the list appeared to have been drawn from personnel mentioned in news articles about air strikes on Islamic State.”

Quickie analysis:  Creepy use of the internet to project power for an 8th century organization.

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