ISIS ‘Message To America’ Cyber Attacks Fizzle

A group of ISIS-affiliated hackers threatened to carry out a cyber attack dubbed “Message to America”— against unspecified targets in the United States at 2pm EST on Monday.

2pm came and went, with the group only posting a vague video claiming they had hacked into the websites of Washington leaders as well as Australian airports.

But none were identified and with no visible signs of attacks it appears ‘Message to America’ was just a run of the mill propaganda effort which has become typical for the struggling terrorist organization.

ISIS thus far has been shown to be more cyber vandal than elite hacker.

Their only notable ‘attack’ came in January, when a group calling themselves the Cyber Caliphate hacked into the Twitter account of the United States Central Command.

The 2pm video showed a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt huddled over a laptop, speaking in Arabic. It was posted on ISIS internet forums and stated “We are the hackers of the Islamic State. The electronic war has not yet begun,” the voice said. “We observe all the movements you are making from your devices. Soon you will see how we control your electronic world.”

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