A group of hackers with alleged ties to the Islamic State has released a kill list, and it's filled with Americans.
The group, known as United Cyber Caliphate, posted a video on the weekend of April 1, giving the names and addresses of 8,786 Americans, reports the Daily Mail. The list was accompanied by a call for a "lone wolf" gunman to attack those listed.
"Kill them wherever you find them" said the group's message. "We have a message to the people of the US and most importantly your President Trump ... Know that we continue to wage war against you. Know that your counter attacks only make us stronger. The UCC will start a new step in this war against you. So expect us soon Insha Allah!"
The UCC was formed back in April of 2016 after three pro-ISIS hacking groups joined together along with the Caliphate Cyber Army.
That same month, UCC issued a kill list of 43 Americans with ties to government in the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security. The departments of defense, energy, and commerce were also named by the group. Later that same month, the group released a list of 3,600 New York citizens who were similarly targeted. However, those lists included only phone numbers and zip codes, and not specific addresses as does the most recent one.
The following month, there was yet another list of federal employees, along with the names of 1,543 Texas citizens, for lone wolf attackers to go after.
A separate list was also posted by the Islamic State Hacking Division on that day which provided the names of 76 military members.
Veteran reporter Patrick Cockburn, a leading expert on the wars in the Middle East, recently declared that ISIS is on the verge of defeat in the Iraqi town of Mosul, its last stronghold.
"Obviously, that’s a big defeat for ISIS because capturing Mosul in June 2014 was its first great victory," he said in an interview with the website Shadowproof. "That’s when it declared the caliphate. That’s when it advanced on Baghdad and took most of eastern Syria, but I don’t think it will put it entirely out of business. In the past, when one was studying wars at school or at university, they would have a beginning and ending date. But that’s not true of these wars. Why is this happening? Well, I think states have been overthrown."