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A group of hackers tied to ISIS has released a “kill list” of 8,786 names and addresses in the U.S. and U.K., calling for lone wolf attacks on the targets.
The group, known as the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC), tells Muslim hackers to: “Kill them wherever you find them.”
The list includes names of ‘seemingly’ random individuals from primarily the U.S. and U.K., according to the terror monitor SITE.
“More than 7,000 of the names were from the U.S.,” according to a source from the cyber department at SITE.
The hacker’s call to action was released through a video posted on it’s website. The video, just under six minutes, begins with a warning for the United States.
“We have a message to the people of the U.S. and most importantly your President Trump,” the text on the screen reads.
“Know that we continue to wage war against you. Know that your counter attacks only make us stronger. The UCC will start a new step in this war against you,” the message said.
SITE is currently working to determine the primary source of the list, which includes individual phone numbers and emails.
“We’re trying to determine where the list came from and also identify a common theme among all the individuals,” the source said.
Terror analysts say it’s not yet determined how serious a threat the list may pose in the U.S. and elsewhere.
“This group has released several ‘kill lists’ in the past so we are taking this new threat seriously.” the source said.
The UCC released a video on March 16 saying its leader, Osed Agha, had been killed in a U.S. airstrike. The video threatened retaliation for his death.
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