One hacker told London newspaper The Mirror:
"We traced these accounts back to London — the home of the British intelligence services."
A source, who wanted to remain anonymous, told Sputnik that the British Government "has been selling IP addresses for ages" which is how Daesh began using them — legally, as well as illegally.
Indeed, the UK government has admitted it sold two unused IP addresses to two Saudi Arabian telecoms companies.
According to the hacking group known as VandaSec, the accounts could potentially still link back to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) as records of the addresses have not yet been updated.
The DWP told online publication, the Daily Star, that it no longer owns the IP addresses and insisted that there was no link between the British government and Daesh.