On February 12, 2016, the Cyber Caliphate Telegram account announced the launch a new breakaway group called “Sons Caliphate Army” and provided a link to the new channel.
As of March 21, the page has 615 members and has made 33 posts.
The following pictures are taken from the Sons Caliphate Army (SCA) Telegram channel, such as claims of responsibility for various hacks, including hacks by its partner group – the Cyber Caliphate Army (CCA), as well as SCA’s utilization of the Private Chat option on Telegram.
Sons Caliphate Army’s Threat to Facebook and Twitter
SCA threatens to hack Facebook and shares a link to a jihadi chat forum
A previous MEMRI report released on February 23, 2016, highlighted the SCA’s threats against the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter, both of which have recently cracked down on pro-ISIS propaganda and activity.
Sons Caliphate Army Mocks U.S. Cyber Policies
The above posts were retweeted by radical clerics, and some U.S. government practies: “Some of their cyber plans are: Attack the Islamic State’s Internet network; Algorithms to remove IS media from social sites; Attacks on IS Radio Signals; Spread false propaganda to counter Islamic State Dawah [outreach]. This is a clear admittance of defeat by the government of USA in the media battle with the Islamic State. And the truth is, victory of the Islamic State is from the victory of Allah Ta’ala [the Almighty] to His word.”
The SCA claims to have hacked the website of the Central Bank of Bangladesh
The SCA posts a Chinese news story about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg running through Shanghai with body guards
Another link to a private chat for jihadis on Telegram
The SCA shares link to a pro-ISIS news channel on Telegram which promises its viewers to “tell it like it is”
Sons Caliphate Army Hacks Arabic-Language Arsenal Soccer Club Website
SCA claims responsibility for hacking the Arabic language site of the English Arsenal soccer club and share a screenshot of the hacked page
Screenshot of the hacked Arsenal Kooora Arabic-language website
SCA tweeting from the hacked Arsenal Kooora Twitter account
Anti-Shi’ite video entitled “Why Should We Kill the Rafidites [derogatory term for Shi’ites]?”
SCA shares a link to an ISIS propaganda video threatening the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey
SCA shares the news update from “Deep News” and an additional link to a jihadi forum
SCA shares screenshot of hacked Christian martyr Facebook page
SCA Incites Followers To Violence In Tunisia
SCA shares two links to jihadi threads on Telegram as well as a picture promoting a video titled “To the Apostates, Tunis,” praising terrorist attacks in Tunisia
SCA shares an update in both Arabic and English alerting their followers that their accounts on Facebook and Twitter were shut down, later threatening the CEOs of both companies with hacks
SCA shares a link for followers interested in meeting in a forum while Facebook shuts down more accounts