Saturday, January 7, 2017
Yet more from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter.
The Islamic State indeed possessing a cyber-warfare capability and using in a formidable manner. That is what we are seeing here?
"Cyber attack knocks out Istanbul power ahead of nightclub terror"
"Istanbul was plunged in darkness on and off for three days ahead of the New Year shooting attack which killed 39 people and injured 69 at the high-end Reina nightclub. ISIS which claimed the shooting may also have committed a cyber attack on the Turkish Energy Ministry's computers that control the power supply for the city's 14 million dwellers. The killer and his helpers planned to use the chaos exacerbated by the dark to maximize the number of victims, hold up emergency services and facilitate their escape."
Evidently the culprit[s] in the nightclub attack did make good their getaway! "Emergency services" as described their ability to provided assistance to victims greatly impaired.
The Junior Varsity [JV] minor league players of the Islamic State as perceived hardly that. Beware ISIL in all manifestations.