UK’s government hackers target Islamic State group in string of cyberattacks

A warplane belonging to Libyan pro-government forces, who are backed by the locals, attempts to bomb sites under the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries, an alliance of former anti-Gaddafi rebels who have joined forces with the Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, during clashes in Libya April 27, 2016. (REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori)

A warplane belonging to Libyan pro-government forces, who are backed by the locals, attempts to bomb sites under the Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries, an alliance of former anti-Gaddafi rebels who have joined forces with the Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, during clashes in Libya April 27, 2016. (REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori)

The United Kingdom’s specialist task force for dealing with digital threats has launched a large-scale offensive against the Islamic State group (IS). Utilizing British Royal Air Force (RAF) resources, the “black ops” attack is said to have jammed much of the terrorist organization’s communication network in Libya, making it much harder for its forces to coordinate.

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