A group that identifies itself as the Caliphate Cyber Army has hacked into an outside vendor to gain access to personal information of as many as 55 New Jersey Transit cops, urging personal attacks against the individuals.
The CCA, which operates as a sort of digital wing to support plots for the Islamic State, have called for “long wolf” style attacks against the policemen. The initial information was released in a series of Tweets that were posted on Sunday, before the CCA account was removed. Home addresses, names, contact information, and police ranks were all among the information that was released.
One Tweet ominously read, “The lone wolves r hungry for yr blood.”
In a statement to Newsweek, the New Jersey Transit said:
“The NJ Transit Information System was not compromised, however some information was breached from an outside vendor. The New Jersey Transit police are working with the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI on this matter.”
The hacking efforts of the Caliphate Cyber Army have largely been identified as “unsophisticated”, with Newsweek citing “limited technical skill sets” of the individuals responsible. The New Jersey Transit is responsible for all light rail, train, and bus services for the state, serving nearly one million state residents every day.
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