Beirut: In a shocking breach of security, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) hacked and released the details of hundreds of military and diplomatic personnel online with a threatening message that the information has been passed on to the “soldiers of khilafah”.
The chilling message written by alleged Islamic State Hacking Division read, “Know that we are in your emails and computer systems, watching and recording your every move, we have your names and addresses, we are in your emails and social media accounts. We are extracting confidential data and passing on your personal information to the soldiers of the khilafah, who soon with the permission of Allah will strike at your necks in your own lands!
The list comprising personal details of nearly 1400 personnel was released online on Wednesday.
Details including departments, area codes, emails and phone numbers were posted on Twitter account for several hours before being removed, according to a report in the Daily Mail.
At least eight Australians were targeted including a Victorian MP, civil servants and defence employees and their relatives, according to The Sunday Morning Herald.
The incident has alerted the authorities with possibilities of 'lone wolf' attacks on personnel whose details have been released.