Hackers for terrorist organization laugh off attempts to shut down their social media accounts
Hackers claiming affiliation with the Islamic State released a video that targets Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Members of the Sons Caliphate Army, the hacker arm of ISIS, posted the video, which features photographs of both CEOs riddled with digitally-added bullet holes.
The video also features screenshots of the thousands of Twitter and Facebook accounts the group claims to manage. It closes with a message addressed directly to Zuckerberg and Dorsey.
“To Mark and Jack, founders of Twitter and Facebook, and to their Crusader government. You announce daily that you suspended many of our accounts And to you we say: Is that all you can do?” the message reads.
“You are not in our league. If you close one account we will take 10 in return and soon your names will be erased after we delete you [sic] sites, Allah willing, and will know that we say is true,” it concludes.
Representatives for Twitter and Facebook did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on the video.
Earlier this month, Twitter announced that it had suspended 125,000 accounts due to suspected connections to terrorist activity. The company has also stated it has received multiple death threats from Islamic State members against its employees in the past.
On Wednesday, the White House hosted a summit with leaders from several leading tech firms to discuss the threat of terrorism.
Apple, Facebook and Google were among companies that attended, along with Microsoft, Yahoo’s blog unit Tumblr, photo-messaging company Snapchat and online news organization BuzzFeed News.