ISIS Has Help Desk for Terrorists Staffed Around the Clock

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ISIS is using a 24-hour Jihadi Help Desk to help spread its message, recruit followers and launch more attacks on foreign soil, NBC News reports.

The help desk manned by a half-dozen senior operatives was established to help would-be jihadists use encryption and other secure communications to avoid detection by law enforcement and other agencies, counterterrorism analysts affiliated with the U.S. Army tell NBC News.

The new development has ramped up over the past year, according to law enforcement and intel officials. It allows a far wider web of militants to network with one another and plot attacks.

Authorities are now homing in on the terror group's growing cyber capabilities after attacks in Paris, Egypt and elsewhere for which ISIS has claimed credit, according to NBC News.

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