Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) wants Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to assure the safety of 100 U.S. service members whose personal information was recently published online by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“I would ask that you do everything possible to immediately offer these 100 publicly identified service members with assistance. You have my support in assembling whatever resources are required to help these families navigate this frightening and dangerous situation and mitigate the threat,” Warner, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday in a letter to the Pentagon chief.
He said the ISIS action “underscores the reality that in a connected world, we must ensure the integrity of sensitive military information, and arm our service members with the tools and knowledge they need to constantly protect themselves against future threats.”
The group “Islamic State Hacking Division” was reportedly behind the leak of personal details of those involved in anti-ISIS bombings, including their names, pictures, unit numbers and addresses.
The group urged ISIS supporters to kill military personnel and their families.