The Israeli security firm Intsights claims to have breached a Telegram group run by jihadists that were planning to attack a list of US bases in Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia.
The company announced to have hacked into a Telegram group on the dark web operated by ISIS members for propaganda and to plan operations. According to a report published by Channel 10, the group is composed of 500 leading activists.
It is a closed group and new members must be introduced by old ones. The group is used by Islamic State members who in turn introduce fellow Islamic State members
“I need to know someone who can vouch for me that I’m cleared for the group, and only then can I join.” said Alon Arvatz, Intsights Co-Founder.
Recently some of the targets have been hit by alleged members of the Islamic State, including the church in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, in Normandy, France. According to Arvatz, the call to organize an attack in Normandy was issued via the Telegram group a few months ago.
It is curious to highlight that today I posted another news on Telegram and alleged security issues affecting it. Hackers accessed Telegram accounts in Iran and a security duo investigated the security breach, they will present its findings at the Black Hat Conference.
Arvatz explained that this week a member of the group uploaded a list of American air bases in the Persian Gulf and around the globe inviting other ISIS militants to attack these targets.
“A map uploaded to the Telegram group pinpoints air force bases in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other countries of Western Europe, as well as Israeli air force bases.” reported the Times Of Israel.
“Among the high priority targets were air bases in Bahrain and Kuwait being used by the American-led coalition to strike Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq.”
(Security Affairs – Telegram, ISIS)
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