Pro-ISIS hackers from all over the world have joined hands to make a new hacking unit to target the US and West.
Hackers supporting the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) aka Daesh terrorist group have joined hands with other terrorist supporting groups to form a joint team and collectively target the cyberspace in the West. The super hacking unit is labeled United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) – The terrorist group announced this news on their groups on the Telegram messaging app.
January 2016 was the time when the previous merger happened on similar lines when AnonGhost and CCA fused together to threaten western cyber interests. AnonGhost is a hacking group which was previously associated with Anonymous but detached itself from them after #OpISIS when the terrorist group attacked Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris.
The merged alliance also used hashtag called “#KillCrusaders” and sustained its anti-Christians campaign which earlier ruined a Michigan church website after leaving behind an ISIS propaganda message. The UCC encompasses Cyber Caliphate Army (CCA), ISIS’s central hacking unit, and other pro-ISIS groups identical to Sons Caliphate Army (SCA) and Kalacnikov.TN (KTN).
Post-merger UCC the pro-ISIS conducted several successful cyber attacks including the hacking of NewsWeek’s Twitter account, website, Facebook account and live transmission of French TV Station and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The group also threatened the US and West of an ‘Electronic Holocaust.’
The group also leaked a hit list of alleged US military and security officials as their next target. Another list of 1500 security professional was circulating online which was also leaked by the terrorist group. However, the group had a setback when their top hackers Junaid Hussain aka TriCk of TeaMp0isoN was killed in a drone strike in Syria.