“It is recommended Marines and family members check their online/social footprint, ensuring privacy settings are adjusted to limit the amount of available personal information,” US Marine Corps Lt. Col. John Caldwell said as quoted by the newspaper on Saturday.
Earlier, a group calling itself the ISIL' "Hacking Division" posted online a list of US military personnel who the group believed had taken part in attacks on ISIL forces in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, urging its supporters in the United States to "deal with" the military.
'IS hacking division' plaatst adressen en foto's 100 Amerikaanse gevechtspiloten op internet, roept op hen te doden. pic.twitter.com/ceVjyaebS5— Robbert Salome (@robbertsalome) March 21, 2015
The Islamic State is a jihadist group notorious for its human rights abuses, including multiple kidnappings and killings. In 2014, it took vast territories in Iraq and Syria under control. The group’s affiliates also operate in North Africa, Yemen, Pakistan and Afghanistan.