Pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Twitter Account Claims It Hacked Several French Websites

January 21, 2015

The pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Twitter account of Omarov Al-Jallad (@jladOmarov) claimed recently that it managed to hack at least seven French websites. The account also boasted that in the case of one “famous” French website, it managed to obtain its members’ emails. Al-Jallad wryly noted that the attack was his form of freedom of expression, thereby hinting that it was carried out in response to the January 7 attack on Charlie Hebdo and the events that followed it.

Al-Jallad’s Twitter account publishes tech-related materials, dealing primarily with computer security. The account previously operated under the name @omarovsir.

Tweeting on January 18, Al-Jallad claimed that he hacked seven French websites, and that he was working on hacking others: “Assalamu Alaikum, seven French websites were hacked, and work is being done [to hack] the rest of the server’s websites. [I ask for] your prayers, #Only_Prophet_Of_Allah”

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