The family of an Auckland man whose name is on a "hit list" apparently released by Islamic State is at a loss to understand why he appears, they say.
Authored by the "Islamic State hacking division", the document claims the group has accessed United States military and government emails and goes on to publish passwords, names, phone numbers and locations.
There are nearly 40 pages of details, covering more than 1400 individuals, which have been shared on social media.
A message accompanying the list, which is in the form of a spreadsheet, warns its enemies: "Know that we are in your emails and computer systems, watching and recording your every move, we have your names and addresses, we are in your emails and social media accounts, we are extracting confidential data."
The division said it was passing the personal information onto the soldiers of the khilafah, who would strike with the permission of Allah.