Pro-ISIS Hacker Group ‘Sons Caliphate Army’ On Telegram Boasts Of Facebook, Twitter Hacks, Vows To Continue Cyber War

June 24, 2016

On June 22, 2016, the Sons Caliphate Army, a division of the pro-Islamic State (ISIS) hacking collective spearheaded by the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC), released a video which shows Facebook and Twitter accounts that the group claims it had hacked. This video’s content echoed a previous release published by the group on February 23, 2016, which lauded those partaking in cyber efforts in the name of the Islamic State. Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Dorsey of Twitter were mentioned again in this latest release. The new video mocks the two social media platforms’ efforts  to combat the presence of pro-ISIS accounts and content on them. It also alleges that their removal of pro-ISIS content is hypocritical, since both of them claim to promote democracy and freedom of expression. The video, titled “The Word of the Sword,” is approximately 19 minutes in duration.

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