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Uh oh. ISIS could be getting into hacking

Uh oh. ISIS could be getting into hacking
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We already know that the ISIS militant group is socially savvy. It's made use of social media sites like Twitter to promote its cause, spread terror-related messages and even recruit followers. Now, it appears the group might be expanding its cyber profile. Some new malware has popped up that could have been created by ISIS.

The malware is very basic and was sent to members of Raqqa is being Slaughtered Silently (RSS), a Syrian opposition group and ISIS enemy. The RSS is bent on exposing ISIS' extreme cruelty towards citizens in the city of Raqqa. RSS posts photos to its Twitter page showing just how cruel ISIS has been towards the people of Raqqa.

RSS also reports coalition airstrike hits against ISIS and warns Raqqa residents about new strict Sharia rules the militants impose on them.

It's not clear exactly who sent the malware - the Syrian government is also not a fan of RSS and has used malware in the past. But, there is quite a bit of evidence that points the finger at ISIS instead.

Next page: How the malware works
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