The Islamic State, popularly called ISIS, has posted the names, street addresses, military service branch, photos and ranks of 100 American military service members on the internet, and is asking their members in the United States to locate and kill those military members. The Pentagon is currently investigating the online threat after the information was posted, to determine where the information came from and who are responsible.
A group that calls itself Islamic State Hacking Division, claims that they got the information after they hacked military servers, databases and email accounts.
But, the New York Times reported that the information posted doesn’t appear to have been hacked from U.S. government servers, and such information can be found in public records, residential address search websites, social media, and from personnel mentioned in news articles.
The families of those on the list are being notified and the Pentagon is asking that military personnel exercise appropriate OPSEC (operations security) and force protection procedures.
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