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Why Are Russian Hackers Posing as ISIS Propagandists?

The multi-front cyberspace information war in which we recently have found ourselves just got a little more complicated.

A group which calls itself Cyber Caliphate, assumed to have ties to the terrorist group ISIS, may in fact be a creation of Russian hackers taking advantage of the havoc wrecked on social media and the Internet by ISIS propagandists.

The complex picture this presents adds to the challenges faced by the U.S. government as it seeks to adjust its counterterrorism communication and cybersecurity measures to deal with rising threats from abroad.

  • DMB

    To deflect blame against Russia being behind this!

  • Exile1981

    It gives them an opportunity to damage the west without it being obvious they are behind it.