- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 21, 2015

A group affiliated with the Islamic State published a list of addresses purportedly belonging to about 100 U.S. service members late Friday night, calling for their beheadings.

The self-identified “Islamic State Hacking Division” claimed to have obtained the information by hacking into military servers, databases and emails, The Blaze reported Saturday.

The online document contains names and photos along with some of the addresses.

“[W]e have decided to leak 100 addresses so that our brothers residing in America can deal with you,” the group warned, The Blaze reported.

“Kill them in their own lands, behead them in their own homes, stab them to death as they walk their streets thinking that they are safe,” the “Islamic State Hacking Division” added.

A spokesperson for the Department of Defense told the website that the U.S. military was investigating the matter but could not confirm that the list was authentic.

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“[W]e are looking into it,” the spokesperson told The Blaze in a short statement. “The safety of our service members is always a concern.”

This is not the first time Islamic State affiliated hackers have compromised military servers. In January, Islamic State sympathizers calling themselves the “cyber caliphate” hacked both the Twitter and Youtube accounts of the U.S. Central Command and used the Twitter account to publish a list of military members and their addresses.

• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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