The U.S. Cyber Command is taking the information security fight to ISIS hacking into the computers of individual fighters and interrupting the terror group’s encrypted communications.
The Daily Beast quoted three unnamed sources who gave a quick glance at Cyber Command’s operation. American forces are implanting viruses and malware into computes used by specific ISIS members to pull out intelligence data on the organization’s hierarchy leading to several being targeted and killed.
Cyber Command is also working to disrupt ISIS’ ability to communicate using encrypted devices. While unable to necessarily read what is being said, American forces are able to disrupt ISIS‘ ability to talk and thus coordinate its activities.
On April 13 President Obama mentioned how Cyber Command’s activities are having an impact on ISIS during a speech given at the Central Intelligence Agency’s headquarters.