Islamic State hackers claim their spy works in Britain’s Ministry of Defence

Security experts working with the Ministry of Defence admitted that they faced constant cyber threats from 'insiders'

The group has allegedly attained top secret information and plans to use it to carry out lone wolf attacks.

London : In a major red flag for the security agencies in Britain, hackers of the terror group Islamic State have claimed that they have planted a spy who works in UK’s Ministry of Defence.

According to a reports, cyber experts that work for the ministry of defence and are in charge of protecting its systems and data admitted that they face a constant stream of threats from ‘insiders’

The jihadist hackers claimed that they have attained sensitive security information from their moles working for the British government and they plan to publish the information that can help them to carry out lone-wolf attacks.

The British Government never reveals the identities of its drone operations or those working in the fight against the Islamic State as they fear attacks on their families and friends by extremists. However, in an alarming claim, the jihadists said they have attained information on the locations of drone operators.

A hacking group that works for the Islamic State was run by a Briton had written about their plan of releasing high-level intelligence information.

‘In our next leak we may even disclose secret intelligence the Islamic State has just received from a source the brothers in the UK have spent some time acquiring from the Ministry of Defence as we slowly and secretly infiltrate England and the USA online and off,’ the group wrote.

With constant threats from the Islamic State, UK’s ministry of defence was forced to send an internal mail in the organisation to its personnel, warning them against publishing or revealing any information about their jobs, location and family members on the social media or any other online platform. They were also asked to ensure that their family members did not divulge any such information to anyone either.

This latest development comes after the ‘Islamic State Hacking Division’ had circulated online the names, home addresses and photographs of more than 70 US staff, including women and urged supporters: “Kill them wherever they are, knock on their doors and behead them, stab them, shoot them in the face or bomb them.”

At the bottom of the ISIS document is an image of the Statue of Liberty with its head cut off. The ISIS hacking division was previously led by Junaid Hussain, a former British Muslim computer hacker from Birmingham who was killed in a US drone strike in Syria last August.

His wife, Sally Jones, a Muslim convert from Kent in the UK, is still believed to be involved in the organisation, which in the past has urged “lone wolf” attacks against RAF bases in the UK.

Source : Deccan Chronicle


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