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Official IS Media Posted on Snapchat Using “Story” Feature

A user on Snapchat posted sets of official Islamic State (IS) media releases using the service’s “Story” feature.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017
SITE Reissuing 2016 Report on “Shadow Brokers” in Wake of Widespread Cyber-Attacks

In wake of today’s wave of widespread cyber-attacks across dozens of countries, the SITE Intelligence Group is reissuing a 2016 report on “The Shadow Brokers,” a hacking group cited by media outlets and cyber security experts as responsible for leaking the ransomware driving the attacks.

The report, issued on August 15, 2016 by SITE’s Dark Web and Cyber Security service, reported that The Shadow Brokers had put “cyber weapons” allegedly stolen from the National Security Agency (NSA) for sale in a bitcoin auction.

SITE has made this report public. You can view it here:

https://ent.siteintelgroup.com/Dark-Web-and-Cyber-Security/hackers-hold-bitcoin-auction-for-alleged-stolen-nsa-cyber-weapons.html

 

Friday, 12 May 2017
Pro-IS Tech Group Claims Creating 15,000 Social Media Accounts in April

A division of a pro-Islamic State (IS) tech group claimed generating nearly 15,000 social media accounts and 1,600 phone numbers for IS supporters throughout April.

Wednesday, 03 May 2017
Pro-IS Telegram Channels Circulate “Security Tips” for OPSEC, Encryption Techniques

Pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channels circulated a set of “security tips,” which instructed supporters about various ways to avoid surveillance online and encrypt their files and communication.

Thursday, 27 April 2017
UPDATE: United Cyber Caliphate Announces Two New Member Groups, Defaces Websites

The pro-Islamic State (IS) United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) hacking collective announced the addition of two new member groups and defaced several websites of small businesses and organizations. UPDATE: The UCC also released a statement claiming that both groups have pledged allegiance to the collective.

Monday, 10 April 2017
UCC Release Video Message Threatening U.S. with “Kill List” of Over 8,000 Names and Addresses

The pro-Islamic State (IS) United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) hacking group released a video message threatening the U.S. and President Trump, along with a “kill list” of 8,786 names and addresses, commanding, “Kill them wherever you find them.”

Sunday, 02 April 2017
UCC Describes Leadership Structure, Flaunts Past Activity in Video for “#Demolishing_Fences” Campaign

The pro-Islamic State (IS) United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) hackers released a video describing the structure of the group’s leadership and flaunting past accomplishments for its #Demolishing_Fences campaign.

Thursday, 23 March 2017
United Cyber Caliphate Announces Death of Its Leader, Implies Threat to Retaliate Against U.S.

The pro-Islamic State (IS) United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) hackers released a video and written statement announcing the death of the group’s leader by a U.S. airstrike, and made an implied threat to retaliate against the U.S. “soon.”

Thursday, 16 March 2017
Pro-IS Tech Group Celebrates One Year of Generating Social Media Accounts, Release Statement and Statistics

A division of a pro-Islamic State (IS) tech group released a statement celebrating the one-year anniversary of their formation, and released infographics boasting statistics about the social media accounts they have generated for IS supporters over the past year.

Thursday, 09 March 2017
UPDATE: Pro-IS Telegram Channel Publishes Manuals on Encrypted Chat Applications

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel published two technical manuals about the encrypted chat applications Conversations, Threema, and Signal.

Thursday, 23 February 2017
Pro-IS Tech Group Provides Tips for IS Supporters to Avoid Telegram Account Hacking

A division of a pro-Islamic State (IS) tech group released a set of tips to help IS supporters prevent their Telegram accounts from being hacked, which the group stated has been “frequently occurring lately.”

Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Pro-IS Telegram Channel Publishes Manuals on Encrypted Chat Applications

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel published two technical manuals about the encrypted chat applications Conversations and Threema.

Monday, 20 February 2017
Afghan Taliban Military Official Touts “Achievements,” Downplays Announcement of 300 U.S. Troops to Helmand

The Afghan Taliban released an interview with one of its military officials, detailing the group’s “achievements” thus far within given provinces and downplaying the announced deployment of extra U.S. troops to Afghanistan.

Monday, 06 February 2017
Pro-IS Telegram Channel Publishes Video Warning IS Supporters about Metadata Collection

A pro-Islamic State (IS) Telegram channel published a video warning IS supporters about metadata collection from agencies such as the NSA, and featuring footage from Citizenfour, a documentary about Edward Snowden.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017
UCC Publishes “Security Tips” Tech Manuals

The pro-Islamic State (IS) hackers known as the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) published four “Security Tips” manuals on subjects such as Windows 10, password managers, and patching security vulnerabilities.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Pro-IS Forum User Develops “Caliphate Cannon” DDoS Tool, Claims Attack on Egyptian Gov’t Website

A member of a pro-Islamic State (IS) Deep Web forum shared a program, dubbed the “Caliphate Cannon,” for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) cyber attacks and claimed successfully testing it on an Egyptian government website.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Pro-IS InfoSec Group Warns Supporters Against “False” Encryption Apps

A pro-Islamic State (IS) information security group on Telegram warned supporters to avoid the use of “fraudulent” encrypted communications apps like Whatsapp and, ironically, Telegram.

Monday, 16 January 2017
UCC and “Cyber Kahilafah” Disseminate Copy of “Anarchist Cookbook”

The pro-Islamic State (IS) hackers known as the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) and “Cyber Kahilafah” disseminated a PDF copy of “The Anarchist Cookbook,” a 1971 book containing manuals related to things such as firearms, bomb-making, and traps.

Monday, 09 January 2017
Pro-IS Tech Group Claims Generating Over 7k Social Media Accounts for IS Supporters in December

A division of a pro-Islamic State (IS) tech group claimed generating over 7,000 social media accounts for IS supporters throughout December.

Tuesday, 03 January 2017
United Cyber Caliphate Makes Threats in “Message to America,” Claims DDoS Attacks

The pro-Islamic State (IS) hackers known as the United Cyber Caliphate (UCC) made threats of violence in a “Message to America,” and later claimed DDoS attacks on government websites of South Africa and Iraq.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

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