An Israeli cyber intelligence company has hacked ISIS communications on the dark net and learned about the group’s plans to attack U.S. air bases in Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. According to the latest Homeland Security report, which calls the terrorist’s success rate “alarmingly high” and “growing,” statistics claim 44% of the group’s plots have been completed so far this year.
Haaretz According to cyber intelligence company Intsights, ISIS uploads potential targets – the French church attack was among them – to the forum, hosted through the Telegram messaging app.
Intsights, which is run by former Israel Defense Forces intelligence officers and based in Herzliya, said Wednesday it had hacked the forum on which ISIS operatives publish terror attack plans, Channel 10 reported.
According to Intsights, ISIS uploads potential targets to the forum, hosted through the Telegram encrypted messaging app. Some targets listed there, such as the church in Normandy, France where a priest was murdered on July 26, have been attacked after appearing on the site.
“Telegram is completely encrypted and there’s no fear that someone will intercept the messages and understand what you wrote,” Intsight co-founder Alon Arvatz told Channel 10. The Intsight team did not say how it managed to hack into the group.