U.S. warns IS may soon launch cyber attacks on American companies, government

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015 16:00 hrs

The head of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has said that the Islamic State (IS) may soon launch cyber-attacks on U.S. infrastructure, companies and government.

According to Fox News, Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C said that it would be naive to assume that IS is not capable of launching such attacks.

Pointing at how the IS has used the internet to recruit militants, he said that everything revolves around this group via the technology.

The chairman's assessment comes after the West African terrorist group Boko Haram pledged allegiance to IS. (ANI)