ISIS preparing total cyber war on critical US systems

Hooded hackers released a video Monday stating that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria was preparing to wage all-out “electronic” war on the US and Europe, but the war has not yet begun. Cyber security experts report signs of intensified Islamic State activity on the illicit “dark web” and an interest in methods of sabotaging systems of critical infrastructure in the West, such as power stations, transport networks and government medical facilities. Some of the recent European, American and Australian recruits to ISIS have sophisticated computer backgrounds. “Jihad John,” who was filmed beheading ISIS victims,  has a degree in computer science, according to Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer at the security firm Trend Micro. 

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