After promising on social media that a “message to America” would be forthcoming at 2:00 EST Monday, a group of ISIS-affiliated hackers released a video at 2:10 Central in Arabic: “To the servants of the cross from the Earth to the digital world.”
A group calling itself the “Islamic State’s Defenders in the Internet” threatened to execute cyberattacks in the United States and Europe and claimed to have the ability to monitor electronic devices and communications of Americans and Europeans. In the video,a hooded and faceless figure is seen hunched over a laptop looking very much like the symbol of the hacker collective known as Anonymous. With Islamic chanting in the background, the figure reads a prepared script in Arabic with English subtitles.
According to the video, “the electronic war has not yet begun.”
Transcript via Gateway Pundit:
We were able until this moment to hack the website of the American leadership. And website of the Australian airport and many other websites. Despite spending billions to secure your electronic websites. Your security information is in our hands. You do not have the power to fight the Islamic State… By the help of Allah we will show our power to the West. Soon we will publish your plans that seek to fight Islam… We observe all the movements you are doing from your devices… Soon you will see how we control your electronic world… Today the electronic fields witness on our victory… Soon you won’t have any control over the internet.
Here is a copy of the video, which has been taken down from Streamable where it was originally posted.