- Islamic State boasting of its plans to create a sophisticated cyber army
- Plans to use ‘cyber caliphate’ to launch attacks on banks and governments
- British hacker once jailed for cyber attack on PM thought to be involved
- Comes as President Obama announces air strikes will extend into Syria
Islamic State militants are planning the creation of a ‘cyber caliphate’ protected by their own encryption software – from behind which they will launch massive hacking attacks on the U.S. and the West.
Both Islamic State and Al Qaeda claim to be actively recruiting skilled hackers in a bid to create a team of jihadist computer experts capable of causing devastating cyber disruptions to Western institutions.
They are now boasting it is only a matter of time before their plan becomes a reality.
Fox News reported the terror groups were using social media to attract more computer-savvy young recruits.
Thought to be among those working within the organisation’s cyber team is British jihadist Junaid Hussain, who escaped to Syria while on police bail last year.
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Contributed by Corey Charlton of The Daily Mail.