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Are you on the Islamic State's kill list? Check here

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Theresa Hayes | 10 June, 2016, 21:35

A group of hackers who claims to be working for the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organisation has released its latest "kill" list comprising of 8,318 people worldwide together with their names, residential addresses and even email addresses.

The ISIS hit list also includes 312 names and addresses of people residing in Canada. Of them 1,445 are reportedly listed as residents of California, with 643 in Florida, 341 living in Washington, 333 in Texas, 331 in IL and 290 in New York, Vocativ reported.

Vocativ has not released the names on the list, but says most being targeted are in the United States, Australia and Canada. The information was recovered via messaging app Telegram, and it was written in English and Arabic. Names on the list range from local law enforcement officers to members of the State Department. Others are listed as having addresses in France, Belgium, China, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, New Zealand, South Korea, Indonesia, Guatemala, Estonia and Trinidad and Tobago.

The dreaded Islamic State militant group has released its longest kill list targeting thousands of people from various nationalities.

The group has previously published similar lists, such as one in 2015 revealing the full names of 3,600 NY residents as well as their addresses underneath the headline "We Want Them #Dead".

According to the Daily Mail, Telegram is still frequently used by jihadis to recruit and spread pro-IS propaganda even after the app shut down as many as 78 IS-related accounts following last year's terror attacks in Paris.

According to a study by intelligence firm Flashpoint, the United Cyber Caliphate is a result of a merger of several pro-IS hacker groups, including the Caliphate Cyber Army, the Sons Caliphate Army and the Kalashnikov Team.