The alleged hacking was purportedly carried out by a group calling itself the “Islamic State Hacking Division.”
The Pentagon is investigating the purported leaking of “classified” information on 100 military personnel by apparent ISIS supporters, a defense department official told BuzzFeed News.
A post published on the upload website Just Paste It by a group calling itself the “Islamic State Hacking Division” purports to leak the names, photos, and addresses of the servicemen and women.
“The Islamic State Hacking Division has hacked several military severs, databases, and emails,” the post reads, “and with all this access we have successfully obtained personal information related to military personnel.”
“With the huge amount of data we have from various different servers and databases, we have to decided to leak 100 addressed so that our brothers residing in America can deal with you.”
A Pentagon spokesperson told BuzzFeed News that officials are investigating the authenticity of the information.
“I can't confirm the validity of the information, but we are looking into it,” the spokesperson said. “The safety of our service members is always a concern.”
In January, the U.S. Military Central Command's social media accounts were hacked by purported ISIS supporters who called themselves “Cyber Caliphate.”
FBI agents said their initial investigations showed no classified material was shared from the accounts, labeling the incident an act of “cybervandalism.”
In February, the twitter account for Newsweek magazine was also hacked by users who stated they were publishing “confidential documents from the U.S. National Cybersecurity Center,” before posting images purportedly from the Defense Cyber Investigations Training Academy.