In a new strategy to take down the terrorist organization ISIS, the United States is introducing its first ever cyber attack, according to reports by the New York Times.
While the U.S. National Security Agency has made cyber efforts to go after ISIS, Cyber Command has yet to plan a coordinated attack against the organization. This new campaigns’ intention is to prevent the organization from spreading its message to those that would join with them. The cyber attacks also plan to stop ISIS’s online orders.
Cyber Command has placed implants in ISIS’s network to learn the behavior the commanders and other members of ISIS. The purpose of this is to eventually imitate the commanders and then to disrupt their messages and redirect them in a way that would make them vulnerable to drone and ground forces.
Deputy Secretary of Defense, Robert Work, told CNN that “We are dropping cyberbombs. We have never done that before.”
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