(KARK) The Arkansas Library Association is at the center of an online attack by the terrorist group ISIS. The Association says hundreds of members’ information is now the hands of the militant group.
The victims include the 600 members of the Association who work at libraries across the state including college, school, state and court libraries.
The group’s webmaster notified the members about what had been hacked but it wasn’t until Monday they learned who was behind the hacking.
The Arkansas Library Association says the FBI first told them about the hacking last month, and while they’ve been working to inform members and help them secure their information, it wasn’t until a national publication published an article revealing who was responsible.
According to a Newsweek article published Monday afternoon, “the FBI informed the Association that the data that was stolen from the Association appeared on a pro ISIS website.” It goes on to say ISIS publishes the lists and calls upon its supporters to target those named in the list’s home country.
No Library Association members have been contacted or threatened in any way by ISIS. They can go in an update their log in and remove their personal information