Blog Posts Tagged with "al-Qaeda"

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Newest U.S. Counter-Terrorism Strategy: Trolling

August 08, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The State Department has given the go ahead to a 20-something to put together a coalition of people across the globe to subtly troll the jihadi’s online in the hope that it will shame them into dropping the notions of radical jihad. Why am I surprised that a hair brained scheme like this would come out of State?

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US Discloses Cyber Attacks on Al-Qaeda Websites

May 24, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Within 48 hours, our team plastered the same sites with altered versions of the ads that showed the toll al Qaida attacks have taken on the Yemeni people... Together, they will work to pre-empt, discredit and outmanoeuvre extremist propaganda,” Hillary Clinton proclaimed...

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AQ, AQAP, BVD Bombs, CIA, INSPIRE, Media, Moles... Oh My

May 09, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Al-Qaeda has a plan to leverage the internet even more than they already are. I believe they will continue to put the magazine out and perhaps inspire others to make clones. The ubiquitous nature of the internet will only serve to allow their propaganda to be loosed upon us all...

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AQ Air: Mostly Hot - Not So Interesting

April 12, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

In the rar file that was uploaded to multiple locker sites were five video files that were taken from the internet and re-purposed for the release. Metadata from the files shows that they were handled on a Windows machine using the following software...

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Jihadi Sites Fall Down, Go Boom... Again

April 08, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

At first I thought that players in the patriot hacker movement may have been involved, but it seems more so now that all points to a concerted action by governments. The hacking of the sites likely was done via bad installs of PHP and SQL on the boxes that the databases resided on...

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Coming Soon: FUD FUD FUD!

April 03, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The terrorists may aspire to this, as nebulous as that aspiration can be from an image like the one in question. This in NO WAY means we are doomed or that NYC will be seeing an attack like 9/11 again directly relating to this piece of so called artwork...

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Jihadi Information Warfare: The Next Wave

February 14, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

There have been tutorials on SQLi and Metasploit online for a long time, but only recently have we seen them translated into Arabic and placed on the technical forums. This means that even the low end of the technically capable Jihadist's can now boot up these tools hack a site…

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The Shifting Digital Sands of Online Jihad

January 21, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It seems that Anonymous has potentially sparked these guys to think like them and perhaps even use their tactics instead of continuing just to shake their fingers at us as they yell. This would be an interesting paradigm change in the global Salafi movement as well as the tactics of AQ...

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Is Al Qaeda’s Internet Strategy Working?

December 07, 2011 Added by:Stefano Mele

While almost all terrorist organizations have websites, al Qaeda is the first to fully exploit the Internet. This reflects al Qaeda’s unique characteristics. It regards itself as a global movement and therefore depends on a global communications network to reach its perceived constituents...

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Paradigm Shifts: The Network as a Battle Space for Jihad

December 07, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Recent events with ICS and SCADA system vulnerabilities has shown that there is a potential for online mischief that AQ could leverage. These types of attacks would further the tenets that OBL laid out with regard to a “Death of a Thousand Cuts” type of warfare against the US...

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Anonymous and AntiSec: Mixing Metaphors Can Lead to Trouble

December 01, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It seems that much of the recent OP’s like Robin Hood are just dysfunctional ideas. And the videos are getting closer to the jihadi videos that AQ has been putting out over the years. The same graphics, the same music, the same metaphor and rhetoric with a tinge of threat...

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The FUD Files: Cyber Attacks on Our Water Systems

November 20, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Sure, the vulnerable system was online for anyone to hit up AND it was in such an un-secured state that pretty much anyone with a pulse could have messed with it. However, The FUD response from the government and the media will be the real disaster that will cause the most damage...

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The Psychology of “Neo Jihad” Radicalization

September 11, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

The AQ core will continue to reach out to the lonely and dispossessed to radicalize the newcomers as well as use the technologies we have created (privacy/hacking utilities included) to effect the outcomes they desire and we need to be able to counter them...

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Yes Virginia - Hackers and Spooks On Militant Boards

September 01, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Some of these sites contain the works of friends of mine in the security community that they have posted as research. We have areas where the jihadi’s have an assortment of upload/download sites for malware, but some of the newer posts have malware and creation kits that are up to standard...

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Al Qaeda’s New Digital Shingle: Al-Fidaa

July 14, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

While the site is registered in the US, the actual servers are all located in Malaysia. So, once again we see that Malaysia seems to be a hub where the Internet Jihad is concerned. I have to wonder just how well our government gets along with the Malay government...

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BlackKatSec Hackers Claim Al-Qaeda Network Attack

July 05, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

BlackKatSec is a new splinter group of LulzSec/AntiSec/Anonymous that has turned up rather quietly and is now claiming the hack on Al Qaeda's shamikh1. So far they have not said much on why - never mind how - but, it would be interesting to hear from them. Say, you guy’s aren’t MI6 are ya?

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