Islamic State hackers post ‘kill list’ of Minnesota cops
A group of hackers loyal to the Islamic State terrorist group have reportedly posted a “kill list” with the names and personal details of 36 policemen in Minnesota.
The list, published by the “Caliphate Cyber Army” on the encrypted mobile app Telegram, includes full names, home addresses, email addresses and phone numbers of all the policemen, according to Vocativ.
The cops reportedly live in cities across Minnesota, but the majority are located in and around the Twin Cities.
Minnesota has a large population of Somali immigrants, with the Cedar Riverside community in Minneapolis housing the largest Somali community in the country. Since 2007, two dozen men from the Cedar Riverside community have left to join extremist groups.
A congressional report from last November said one in four Americans who has attempted to join the Islamic State group is from Minnesota.
This is not the first time a hacking group has released personal details of U.S. law enforcement or military personnel.
In November, a group called “Islamic State Cyber Army” posted names and addresses of people who have worked with American security agencies, although some of those details were previously posted online, Vocativ reported.
Islamic State supporters have also posted the personal details of prominent U.S. soldiers like Rob O’Neill, the U.S. Navy SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden.
Last year, hackers were able to penetrate the Twitter and YouTube accounts of the U.S. Central Command.
Last week, the Caliphate Cyber Army posted a threat on its Telegram channel, warning that its next round of attacks would target financial institutions.
“It will include banks, money transfer services, stocks and so on. Beware of us, economical war has just started,” the message said, according to Vocativ.
Source | Washingtontimes