Pro-ISIS hackers threaten to launch cyber-attack today


Pro-ISIS hackers have reportedly posted a video threatening to launch a global cyber-attack on government, military, and corporate websites today, Thursday, Dec. 8 - with the US as its first target.

“We will face you with a massive cyber-war,” warns the pro-ISIS group, known as the Electronic Ghosts of the Caliphate or Caliphate Cyber Ghosts, according to an International Business Times report. “Black days you will remember,” the video also proclaims.

Citing Raphael Gluck, lead analyst at JihadoScope, IBT reported that the the video first debuted on Monday and has been spread online via Twitter, Vimeo, Facebook and other platforms.

The Caliphate Cyber Ghosts are a subdivision of a larger ISIS cyber-threat group known as the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC), whom JihadoScope says recently resurfaced after a dormant period. UCC's hacking skills are not considered to be especially sophisticated, despite a history of taking over various social media accounts, the news report states.

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