Sunday, May 01, 2016

Islamic State threatens to expose British military secrets after publishing US Air Force 'hit list'

To read this item at The Telegraph website, kindly click on the link below.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/01/islamic-state-threatens-to-expose-british-military-secrets-after/

Islamic State threatens to expose British military secrets after publishing US Air Force 'hit list'

1 MAY 2016
From the article:

Islamic State terrorists have threatened to publish details of British military personnel after exposing a “hit-list” of American drone pilots and urging fanatics to “kill them wherever they are”.
The jihadi extremists circulated the names, home addresses and photographs of 76 United States Air Force personnel and claimed it had also stolen “secret intelligence” from Britain’s Ministry of Defence.
The claims, which could not be verified, encouraged Islamist terrorists to find and “behead” the Americans, in imitation of the tactic used on the streets of London in 2013 by the murderers of Drummer Lee Rigby.
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However, scrutiny of the information showed it did not appear to be the result of a leak or genuine hack, The Sunday Times said.
In a development which may offer military chiefs some reassurance over the safety of their IT systems, the 76 names appeared to have been gleaned from news articles and military newsletters before being matched with publicly-available data on the internet, such as telephone records.