IS-Linked Hackers Post New York Targets

IS-Linked Hackers Post New York Targets

A group of hackers linked to the self-styled Islamic State terrorist group has posted online a list of thousands of New York residents and urged followers of the militant group to target them, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. Federal agents and New York City police officers have been contacting the individuals on the list to inform them of the posting, but the source said law enforcement does not believe there is any credible threat, Reuters reported. In a statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said, “While our standard practice is to decline comment on specific operational and investigative matters, the FBI routinely notifies individuals and organizations of information collected during the course of an investigation that may be perceived as potentially threatening in nature.” The list includes names, home addresses and email addresses, according to the source, who was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. The group controls swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq, and has claimed several major attacks in various countries, including coordinated attacks in Paris in November that killed 130 people.


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