Pro-ISIS Poster Urges Supporters To Learn How To Hack Into Electric And Water Systems To Cost Jews, Crusaders 'Billions Of Dollars'

December 28, 2020

On December 28, 2020, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) outlet released on Rocket.Chat a poster urging Muslim youth to obtain the skills needed for launching cyber attacks. The poster showed a masked and armed fighter with a message in Arabic calling on Muslim youth to learn "hacking and programming," saying that these skills can be "more dangerous than you can imagine" and can cost Jews, "Crusaders," and "apostates" billions of dollars.

The text said that hackers might, for example, infiltrate the computer systems of electric companies or obstruct water supplies, thus "exhausting America financially." A hacker, it said, can be an army unto himself, wielding power that is equal to hundreds of improvised explosive devices.

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