ISIS Twitter Accounts Reportedly Run By London Department Of Work And Pension Employees

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A group made up of four young hackers who call themselves VandaSec claim to have uncovered startling information that links ISIS Twitter accounts to London Department Of Work And Pension(DWP) Employees.

The hackers have revealed details of IP addresses used by at least three separate jihadis to access their ISIS Twitter accounts which are used for online recruitment and propaganda campaigns in support of the terrorist group.

The IP addresses initially appear to be based in Saudi Arabia, but using specialist tools VandaSec uncovered that the origins actually link back to the London DWP. One of the hackers said, “Don’t you think that’s strange? We traced these accounts back to London, the home of the British intelligence services.”

The evidence seems to suggest that there are at least three British government employees who are running ISIS Twitter accounts and are supporters of the terrorist group; however, upon further investigation, more information was uncovered.

https://twitter.com/VandaSec/status/676894295006257152

The IP addresses were traced by Mirror Online as well, who found that “they actually pointed to a series of unpublicised transactions between Britain and Saudi Arabia.”

They were able to learn that the British government had sold a large number of their IP addresses in October of this year to two firms in Saudi Arabia; Saudi Telecom and the Saudi-based Mobile Telecommunications Company.

The IP addresses were transferred to the middle-eastern country, and it’s believed that the address records that are connected to the ISIS Twitter accounts are still able to be traced to the DWP because the records have not been updated yet.

A spokesperson for the UK Cabinet Office explained that they had no control over how the IP addresses are used after being sold, saying “We have sold a number of these addresses to telecoms companies both in the UK and internationally to allow their customers to connect to the internet. We think carefully about which companies we sell addresses to, but how their customers use this internet connection is beyond our control.”

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