- Illinois Republicans share ‘jihad squad’ meme of 4 Dem congresswomen 3 Years Ago
- How a deepfake gets made Today 8:25 AM
- How to watch ‘Veronica Mars’ season 4 online Today 8:21 AM
- The MCU’s Phase 4 is all about Marvel getting weird Today 7:07 AM
- How alt porn site SuicideGirls gets women to pose naked for free Today 7:00 AM
- Why did the GOP launch a website hyping socialist candidates? Today 6:30 AM
- The macrophilia and size-change fetish communities are made possible through the magic of the internet Today 6:00 AM
- Is Trump defiling the U.S. flag in this MAGA dude’s artwork? Sunday 4:41 PM
- White woman claims she invented sleep bonnets, selling them for $100 Sunday 4:03 PM
- Even real cats are transfixed by the enigma that is the ‘Cats’ trailer Sunday 3:04 PM
- Wait, how tall is Peppa Pig? Sunday 1:55 PM
- Twitter suspends Iranian state media outlets for harassing members of a religious minority Sunday 1:06 PM
- Pro-MAGA pageant queen stripped of title over ‘offensive’ tweets Sunday 11:52 AM
- Marvel unveiled its Phase 4 plans at San Diego Comic-Con Sunday 9:16 AM
- How a queer Instagram is helping fight the opioid epidemic in Appalachia Sunday 6:30 AM
It’s the second time in two days ISIS has claimed credit for a deadly attack.
The husband and wife’s 3-year-old son was involved in a hostage situation following the attack but was unharmed. The attacker was shot dead by police.
The claim of responsibility came from Amaq Agency, the Islamic State-supporting news wire and propaganda mouthpiece that operates on social networks like Telegram and Twitter to spread news instantly around the globe.
In the above message, the Amaq Agency credits an unnamed source. The Islamic State’s claim came almost simultaneously with the French press reporting that the attacker pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.
On Sunday, the Islamic State claimed responsibility in identical fashion for the terrorist attack at an Orlando gay night club that left at least 50 dead. It stands as the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Following the Orlando attack, Islamic State supporters attempted to flood social media with propaganda celebrating the act and threatening further violence. In the wake of two more killings in Paris, similar propaganda will likely follow quickly behind.
Patrick Howell O'Neill is a notable cybersecurity reporter whose work has focused on the dark net, national security, and law enforcement. A former senior writer at the Daily Dot, O'Neill joined CyberScoop in October 2016. I am a cybersecurity journalist at CyberScoop. I cover the security industry, national security and law enforcement.