Pro-ISIS Hacker Group On Telegram Threatens Increased Cyber Attacks On West, Americans

December 27, 2016

On December 25, 2016, the pro-ISIS hacker group United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) issued a 12-minute audio message in Arabic titled “They Want to Distinguish the Light of Allah with Their Mouths [Koran 9:32],” delivered by the head of the group, Oced Agha. Agha, whose voice is disguised, threatens that he and his comrades will continue hacking into websites and computer systems of the West, the Shi’ites, and the Arab rulers and their “American masters” in order to obtain and publish hit lists, i.e., the names and addresses of potential targets for assassination. He also informs the Islamic State and its leader Al-Baghdadi that new hackers, led by an activist called Cybrek [also spelled Cybreak and Cybrake], have joined UCC.

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