WASHINGTON — The U.S. National Security Agency chief Admiral Mike Rogers said that his agency is watching the electronic activities of the Sunni Muslim terrorist group known as the Islamic State, ISIS or ISIL.
Reuters reported the NSA chief’s remarks were made during a cybersecurity conference in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
In his remarks, he said, “We need to assume that there will be a cyber dimension increasingly in almost any scenario that we’re dealing with…Counterterrorism is no different. Clearly, ISIL has been very aggressive in the use of media, in the use of technology, in the use of the Internet. It’s something I’m watching.”
The terrorists have released brutal beheading videos of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, along with captured British aid worker David Haines. Social media has been a campaign ground for the terrorists and they proudly announce their violent actions on Twitter and other platforms.