- The list was published on internet by the 'Islamic State Hacking Division'
- Encouraged followers to kill military members 'wherever you find them'
- Group claimed it hacked military servers, databases and emails for list
- Defense official said most of information was available by public search
The list was posted online by the 'Islamic State Hacking Division'.
The group claimed it hacked several military servers, databases and emails to obtain the information.
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A group called the Islamic State Hacking Division posted information about 100 US military members online
In the posting, the ISIS hacking division asked its followers to kill military members 'wherever you find them'
The group claimed it hacked several military servers, databases and emails to obtain the information on the list
The ISHD said it wants 'lone wolf' attackers to go after the military members and 'kill them wherever you find them'.
The list did appear to match up with information which was available online, TheBlaze reported.
The posting read: 'With the huge amount of data we have from various different servers and databases, we have decided to leak 100 addresses so that our brothers in America can deal with you.
'And now we have made it easy for you by giving you addresses, all you need to do is take the final step, so what are you waiting for?
'Kill them in their own lands, behead them in their own homes, stab them to death as they walk their streets thinking that they are safe.'
A Defense official said most of the information on the list could be found in public records and on social media
Posting read: 'Kill them in their own lands, behead them in their own homes, stab them to death as they walk'
The Defense Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are looking into the matter, the New York Times reported.
An official told the paper most of the information on the list could be found in public records, residential address search sites and on social media.
Many of the personnel on the list were mentioned in news articles about air strikes on ISIS.
A defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said: 'I can't confirm the validity of the information, but we are looking into it.
'We always encourage our personnel to exercise appropriate OPSEC [operations security] and force protection procedures.'
The faces of the women who appeared on the list were blurred out