Late Friday night a group affiliated with the Islamic State posted a list of 100 U.S. service members, including addresses and photos, calling on ISIS supporters in the U.S. To kill them.
The Washington Times reported that the self-identified “Islamic State Hacking Division” claimed to have hacked into military servers, emails and databases in order to obtain the information. In their post, they called for the beheading of the U.S. troops.
“We have decided to leak 100 addresses so that our brothers residing in America can deal with you,” the group stated. “Kill them in their own lands, behead them in their own homes, stab them to death as they walk their streets thinking that they are safe.
The Department of Defense is investigating the threat. “I can’t confirm the validity of the information, but we are looking into it,” a Pentagon spokeswoman said. “The safety of our service members is always a concern.”
According to The Examiner, this is not the first time Islamic State affiliated hackers have compromised military servers.
In January, Islamic State sympathizers calling themselves the “cyber caliphate” hacked both the Twitter and YouTube accounts of the U.S. Central Command and used the Twitter account to publish a list of military members and their addresses.