Individuals are being contacted about the threat from Caliphate Cyber Army, which includes leaks of their names, home and email addresses
A group of ISIS linked hackers have released an online hit list of 3,000 New York residents and urged terrorists to target them, it’s been reported.
Police have been making attempts to contact the individuals to inform them of the threat by Caliphate Cyber Army, which includes names, home and email addresses.
The list reportedly targets government employees within the state department and security, but the details of regular people have also been leaked.
Intelligence experts believe the 3,600 names may have been chosen at random because they are several years old, according to ABC7 News.
Federal agents and New York City police officers do not believe there is any credible threat, a source confirmed.
In a statement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said, “While our standard practice is to decline comment on specific operational and investigative matters, the FBI routinely notifies individuals and organizations of information collected during the course of an investigation that may be perceived as potentially threatening in nature.”
Some of the information appears to be outdated, according to the source, who was not authorised to discuss the investigation publicly.
Last year, an ISIS-related group posted what it claimed were names, addresses and photos of 100 US military service members and called upon followers to kill them.
The militant group controls swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq and has claimed responsibility for several major attacks in various countries, including coordinated attacks in Paris in November that killed 130 people.
US authorities have arrested more than 70 individuals for attempting to support ISIS since 2013.
First reported by The Mirror UK