[ISN] The British Punk Rocker Widow Who Wants to Run ISIS’s Hackers

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/09/27/the-british-woman-who-wants-to-run-isis-hackers.html By Nancy A. Youssef The Daily Beast 09.27.15 A navel-baring British punk rocker turned Islamic State widow is now aiming for a leadership role in the terror group’s cadre of hackers and online recruiters, U.S. officials believe. Should she succeed, Sally Ann Jones, 45, would become ISIS’s most public European national to openly threaten the United States and UK’s networks. She also would likely become the most influential woman in ISIS, transforming her into a key operational figure. “She appears to have picked up the flag of her late husband and is actively working to incite attacks and recruit new members,” a U.S. military official told The Daily Beast. But other Western observers wonder whether Jones has the technical chops for such a role—and whether ISIS would allow a Western woman to rise so high in the organization. […]




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