A group of hackers supporting the Islamic state (banned in Russia), has announced the theft of personal data of employees of the U.S. state Department. It comes to names, phone numbers and other information, reports Fox News.
Representatives of the groups, known as “Liberalitas”, published several screenshots confirming the hacking. They also expressed the intention to “crush” U.S. and drew the attention that the us government can’t stop a hacker attack. The state Department has not yet commented on the leak data.
Last week Islamist supporters twice stated about identity theft. The hackers claimed they were able to access information about 18 thousand employees of the Saudi security sector, as well as 3,500 new Yorkers.
On the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama arrived in Germany for meetings with the leaders of Germany, France, UK and Italy. Speaking in Hanover, he called on allies to step up the fight against the Islamists. “We need to make sure that our forces are interoperable, and to invest in new opportunities, such as kiberbezopasnosti ABOUT,” said the President of the United States.
In early April, U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter officially announced that he had instructed the cyber command of the Pentagon to attack the Islamists. In his words, is “the first task in time of war” for the structure, which was established in 2009. The division should interfere with the management of the IG forces to command, to plan operations and to undermine the financial system of fighters.