- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Twitter account of a U.S. Marine’s spouse was hacked Tuesday by “Cyber Caliphate,” a group waging “Cyber Jihad” on behalf of the Islamic State group.

“While your president and your husband are killing our brothers in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan we’re coming for you,” said one message that was posted to the account, The Hill reported.

“We know everything about you, your husband and your children and we’re much closer than you can even imagine. You’ll see no mercy infidel!” read another tweet, The Hill reported.

The tweets have since been deleted.

The Cyber Caliphate also targeted Newsweek Tuesday, briefly taking over its account with messages such as “Je suIS IS,” a terror-supporting take on the “Je suis Charlie” campaign that started after the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was attacked Jan. 7.

Lori Falkner Volkman, CEO of a Trajectory Communications, a military-focused communications firm, told The Hill that such tactics will not work on military spouses.

“These messages are designed to create fear. But what I’m seeing within the military community is a cementing of resolve. It’s shocking at first, but that quickly turns to solidarity,” Ms. Volkman said.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide