BOSTON – The named of more than 250 Massachusetts government employees were published online, in an apparent hit list, by a online group associated with ISIS.
First reported by the Boston Globe, the list was was posted to social media over the weekend by a group called United Cyber Caliphate.
However, Massachusetts State Police, headquartered in Framingham, said there is no indication the list is a credible threat.
The lists appear to have been drawn from publicly available, open source sites, and the Massachusetts list has predominately work addresses and phone numbers next to the names. Many of the employees work in some sort of fiscal or budgetary capacity, which suggests the names were captured from an online posting or database relating to fiscal affairs or conferences.
The FBI is aware of the list.
Gov. Charlie Baker and his office said they are aware of the list and monitoring the situation.
This is not the first time these type of lists have appeared online, said invvestigators.