Cyber Caliphate posts details of 3,600 New Yorkers online: “We want them #Dead”

Samhati Bhattacharjya reports:

A group of hackers linked to the Islamic State have released a hit list of thousands of New York residents and have urged the militant group’s followers to target them.

The target list was reportedly posted with an announcement saying “We want them #Dead” on encrypted messaging app Telegram.

NBC New York has reported that the list includes the names, addresses and email ids of about 3,600 New Yorkers, some of whom are US State Department and Department of Homeland Security employees. However most of the people in list are ordinary citizens.

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NBC News reports that the list was posted Sunday on the private channel of the pro-ISIS group called the United Cyber Caliphate.

As one 88-year old man who received a visit from the FBI to warn him commented to NBC, this seems more like psychological warfare than anything else.

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