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Pentagon starts ‘cyberbombing’ ISIS

( May 2nd, 2016) The Pentagon’s Cyber Command has started a new online campaign against ISIS to disrupt its operations by sowing mistrust and confusion among the leaders of the Islamic terrorist group and in so doing disrupt their military operations.


Technewsworld reports that among other things, the plan is to disrupt the ability of ISIS leaders “to pay their soldiers, execute operational orders, recruit new fighters and communicate with each other.’’

The plan amounts to dropping cyberbombs on the enemy, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work told The New York Times, which the U.S. has never done before in such a large-scale battlefield environment.