The Islamic State has posted names, photos and what it says are addresses of 100 U.S. military personnel, calling on its supporters to “deal” with them.
The Muslim country’s so-called “hacking division,” says the individuals have been part of efforts to defeat ISIS in the regions of Syria, Iraq and Yemen ISIS took over last year.
It says it has decided to release the information about the U.S. service men and women so “brothers in America can deal with you.”
NPR has learned that the Department of Defense is investigating the threat but that officials believe the information was gleaned from public sources and does not represent a breach of government servers.
“It appears the list is people who are active on social media or who have spoken to press,” a DOD official tells NPR.
As NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston notes, several months ago the FBI and Pentagon asked military personnel to take identifying material off the web in anticipation of just such a possibility. Read More: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/03/22/394644309/isis-issues-wanted-list-of-100-u-s-military-personnel