Tuesday, May 12, 2015

MS: ISIS may be targeting US and other Educational Institutions

Some preliminary research today may indicate that ISIS is targeting the educational sector. Several messages in IRC and on Pastebin point to social engineering attempts at educational locations in the US and other friendly countries by purported ISIS members. The information being seen has shown that hackers believed to be associated with ISIS feel that the educational sector may be an easy target and it appears as though they may have already started socially engineering some educational institutions.

One poster states that the attackers have turned the event into a contest to see how many targets can be racked up in the next 24 hours.

It also appears as though the University of Michigan is one of the named targets and has been noted in multiple post. Not surprising with the large Muslim population in that part of the country.

Posted by Kevin Wetzel

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