Pro-ISIS hacking groups threatens “Electronic War” on American, European and Australian websites and says that it already has access to ‘American leadership’
A pro-ISIS hacking group released a new video yesterday which threatens an all out “Electronic War” on targets in the US, Europe and Australia.
The hacking group, who call themselves the “Islamic State’s Defenders in the Internet” claim in the video entitled Message to America that it had already breached the online presence of “the American leadership” but has thus far not given any evidence or names of officials of it having access to such names.
“Praise to Allah, today we extend on the land and in the internet,” a hooded and anonymous figure with a masked voice says in Arabic in the video, accompanied by English subtitles. “We send this message to America and Europe. We are the hackers of the Islamic State and the electronic war has not yet begun. The electronic war has not yet begun.”
The hooded person on the video continues,
“What you have seen is just a preface of the future. We are able until this moment to hack the website of the American leadership and the website of the Australian airport and many other websites.”
The video also describes the previous hacks and breaches by pro-ISIS CyberCaliphate of United Military’s CENTCOM Twitter and YouTube accounts as well as hacks against more than a dozen media outlets in America.
From the video it seems that the “Islamic State’s Defenders in the Internet” is linked to the CyberCaliphate hacking group. CyberCaliphate had been spectacularly successful in hacking American media and small business websites in the early months of 2015.