March 07, 2016 12:20
The terror group Islamic State or ISIS has threatened 20 Koreans on YouTube after hacking a Korean company's computer network to retrieve their data.
According to intelligence sources, the Caliphate Cyber Army, ISIS' hacking arm, accessed the computer systems of the CIA and FBI and over 20 government websites in Korea, the U.S. and U.K. to gather personal information on agents.
In the process it obtained the personal details of 11 Korean government workers and nine corporate PR staff and published them on YouTube, urging its followers to "kill them wherever you find them."
The video also includes a clip of the alleged mastermind of the Paris terror attacks beheading hostages.
It is unclear why the 20 should be on the target list except that ISIS considers Korea a "hostile country."
The government here does not seem unduly worried. "We notified the company that it was hacked and advised those whose identities were exposed to change their numbers and e-mail addresses," an official said.
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