Hacking In The Name Of The Islamic State (ISIS)

August 21, 2015

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Table Of Contents

Introduction

I. Table: Hacks By ISIS And Pro-ISIS Elements: A Chronology

II. ISIS Hacking Activity

III. Hacking Activity By ISIS Supporters And Pro-ISIS Hacker Groups

IV. The Islamic State Hacking Division (ISHD)

V. The CyberCaliphate

VI. ISIS Cyber Operations And Counter Operations

 

Introduction

Over the past year, Islamic State (ISIS) and pro-ISIS hackers, as well as hackers claiming to be associated with or operating in the name of ISIS, have been conducting cyber attacks throughout the world. The targets have included media outlets, government agencies, universities, NGOs, and businesses, from the very large to the very small.

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