ISIS releases data on 700 US soldiers, urges attacks on them
ISIS has released a file via social media containing information on 700 American enlisted men and officers serving in various branches of the military including their names, addresses, ranks, military specializations, the bases where they serve, and their military e-mail addresses. The terrorist organization used the encoded Telegram app to distribute the file and call on its followers in the US to attack the soldiers. The release marked the latest effort by ISIS hackers to break into US military and other security-related networks. In February it distributed a file stolen from a US insurance company that contained the personal details of hundreds of thousands of civil servants, including members of the military and security services. The exposure of the data on 700 US troops does not indicate the full extent of the ISIS cyberattack, and it should be assumed that the terrorist organization will expose more information in the near future while trying to conceal the manner in which it gained access to the data.