For the past few years, hackers around the globe have occasionally targeted the Islamic State terror group, particularly after large international terror attacks have been carried out by the group’s followers.
“Mousul will be liberated,” was the message allegedly broadcast on the radio frequency used by the terror organization.
It should be emphasized that given the fluid nature of the conflict in the Middle East, this report cannot be verified.
“An anonymous individual hacked, at noon today, the radio frequency of the Islamic State, west of Mosul, and sent a message to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that ‘Mosul will be liberated,’” explained an anonymous source. “The hacking is the first of its kind in areas west of Mosul that are considered a key headquarters for the extremist group. Members of the Islamic State suffered confusion due to the hacking.”
Al-Masdar News noted that it was unclear if the message actually reached al-Baghdadi or not.
It is unclear if this latest “hack” was related to them in any way.
For the past two months, Iraqi forces have been fighting an increasingly bloody battle to free Mosul from Islamic State group forces. While it is assumed that the Iraqi forces will succeed, the battle is taking much longer than expected as the terrorists have been putting up fierce resistance.
President-elect Donald Trump has promised to do whatever is necessary to stop the Islamic State group, and hopefully some of that will involve using America’s cyber capabilities to do more to the radical barbarians than simply jam their radios.
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H/T U.K. Daily Mail