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ISIS Hacking Group Claims 664 Twitter, Facebook Accounts Breached in Past 90 Days

man in hoodie on laptop

Resembling an infographic from a cyber company, an Islamic State hacking unit released what they say is a 60-day status report on the extent of their operations on popular social media platforms.

The "Inghimasat dawlawiya team" -- Inghimasi refers to a special-forces jihadist who draws out the attack and may return alive from a successful mission to attack again, while dawla means "state" -- posted their stats in Arabic, French and English infographics and shared them through social media channels.

According to the hacking team, they "created and shared" 300 Twitter accounts over the past two months as the social media giant says it's been cracking down on jihadist content.

The group also claims to have hacked 264 Facebook accounts over the past three months, though they don't elaborate on which kinds of users they're targeting.

Among the 400 Twitter accounts they claim to have hacked were four accounts with more than 10,000 followers, the group added.

In October, ISIS supporters renewed a call for online operatives to become cyber jihadists. A posting distributed in English, Arabic and French by the Ashhad Media Foundation showed a hooded figure in front of a laptop computer branded with the ISIS insignia and icons of social media sites in the background, including Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram and YouTube. They also included the employment networking site LinkedIn.