Warnings are going out to military families outlining ISIS threats using social media and online sources. These terrorist threats are not just online attacks, but families or service members are being warned of physical attacks as well.
Military families and friends of service members need to be vigilant when it comes to privacy and protecting sensitive private information online. This is especially true when it comes to social media.
Make sure you read this blog post. More importantly, share it to help us spread the word and do our part to protect our military heroes and their loved ones from both real and online attacks by ISIS and its followers.
According to a special assessment by The Army Threat Integration Center (ARTIC) ISIS is calling on its followers already in the United States to use the yellow pages and social media sites to find addresses of service members, go to their homes and slaughter them. This concern, it says, stems from a law enforcement bulletin citing a jihadist tweet.
We also read a story on BuiltUSA military blog discussing an online attack by ISIS and its followers targeting an Air Force father and his young son. This shows how easy it can be for terrorists to find service members and their family members using social media.
While military families are warned of ISIS threats using social media, it is also important that civilians who are friends of service members, military spouses or military families hear about these warnings. We should also be vigilant in protecting their privacy when posting anything on social media.
Below are tips shared by the Department of Defense which will protect the information you share through social media from unwanted eyes.
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