A group calling itself the “Islamic State Hacking Division” released personal information for hundreds of U.S. military and government personnel via Twitter on Tuesday, urging group members to carry out attacks.
Names, emails, passwords and phone numbers of more than 1,480 members have been exposed, according to reports. Personnel listed include members of the Air Force, Marine Corps, NASA, FBI, State Department and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
“We are still looking into the incident,” said Marine Lt. Col. Jeffrey Pool, a Pentagon spokesman. “We don’t really have much because most of the email address appear to be really old and passwords listed in the tweet don’t match up with our password strength requirements. ”