US Launches Cyberattacks Against ISIS Targets

Posted March 2, 2016 at 4:47pm

ZD Net reports that “the US has launched its first cyberattacks against so-called Islamic State in an effort to disrupt the group’s communications ahead of a coalition ground operation.”  

“The move comes just a few days after President Barack Obama directed the military to “continue accelerating” its offensive  against the terrorist group, better known as ISIS or ISIL.”

“Secretary of Defense Ash Carter reportedly said the US military is currently waging a cyber-offensive to ‘interrupt [and] disrupt ISIL’s command and control, to cause them to lose confidence in their networks, to overload their network so that they can’t function, and do all of these things that will interrupt their ability to command and control forces there, control the population and the economy.'”