ISIS Hackers Threaten “Message To America” Cyber Attack

ISIS supporters calling themselves the Cyber Caliphate hacked into the Twitter the U.S. Central Command in January

May 11, 2015 at 9:09 AM ET

ISIS hackers threatened to carry out a cyber attack—dubbed “Message to America”—against unspecified targets in the United States at 2pm EST. Shortly after the deadline,  a video was released claiming the group had hacked into the websites of Washington leaders, as well as Australian airports, but none were identified.

ISIS supporters calling themselves the Cyber Caliphate hacked into the Twitter account of the United States Central Command in January. And last month followers of the group defaced the website of Hobart Airport, the capital city of the state of Tasmania in southern Australia. Twitter suspended the account detailing the planned attack about 9 a.m. EST.

The video released after 2pm EST featured a man wearing a hoodie and sitting before a laptop, with his face shielded. The video was in Arabic with English subtitles and shared on ISIS forums. “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.”

Along with the video, several tweets appeared under the hashtag #HellOfTheAmericanSystem

Soon: Hackers of the association will present: A Message to America, from planet earth to the digital world