Skip to comments.Al-Qaida's online forums go dark
Posted on 04/02/2012 4:31:33 PM PDT by Cindy
SNIPPET: "WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- A blackout of al-Qaida's main Web sites is in its 11th day, and officials think the forums may have been brought down in a cyberattack.
While no one has claimed credit for disabling the sites..."
SNIPPET: "The loss of information typically confuses and frustrates the readers of the Web sites.
"It leaves the rank-and-file to guess which messages and which messengers are genuine al-Qaida, and provides undercover operators with new opportunities to disrupt the movement," said A. Aaron Weisburd, senior fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute."
(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...
Off Topic and NOT Cyber-related...
Friday, March 30, 2012
TSA Week in Review: Gun Concealed in Hollowed Out Book
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Good Catch! - Explosives Discovered in Carry-on bag at Philadelphia International Airport
A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine that America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves..
Pause a moment, reflect back.
These events are actual events from history.. They really happened!!! Do you remember?
1. In 1968, Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim male.
2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by Muslim males.
3. In 1972 a Pan Am 747 was hijacked and eventually diverted to Cairo where a fuse was lit on final approach and it was blown up shortly after landing by Muslim males.
4. In 1973 a Pan Am 707 was destroyed in Rome , with 33 people killed, when it was attacked with grenades by Muslim males.
5. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim males.
6. During the 1980’s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim males.
7. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by Muslim males.
8. In 1985, the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim males.
9. In 1985, TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens , and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by Muslim males.
10. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim males.
11. In 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by Muslim males.
12. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by Muslim males.
13. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by Muslim males.
14. In 2002, the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against Muslim males.
15. In 2002, reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and beheaded by-— you guessed it-—Muslim males.
No, I really don’t see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people...
Absolutely No Profiling!
They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the President’s security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe Foss, but leave Muslim Males alone lest they be guilty of profiling.
Have the American People completely lost their Minds, or just their Power of Reason???
Yes, Stupid Is As Stupid Does. Are we ever going to Smarten up?
SNIPPET - quote:
Senior Salafi-Jihadi Cleric: It Is Permissible To Join Infidel Armies In Order To Spy On Them
On March 17, 2012, senior Salafi-jihadi cleric Abu Mundhir Al-Shinqiti published a fatwa on the Minbar Al-Tawhid Wal-Jihad (MTJ) website
Posted at: March 29, 2012
stepping back in time...
ABU DUJANA AL-KHORASANI: FROM FORUM TO MARTYRDOM
INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | 10 January 2010 | Aaron Weisburd
Posted on January 10, 2010 4:59:28 PM PST by Cindy
SNIPPET: “Some comments
I have to assume that al-Balawi was thoroughly debriefed by al-Qaida before being sent on this mission, and I’m surprised no one has sought to correlate his “infiltration” of al-Qaida with Abu Yahya al-Libi’s book released over the summer: “Guidance on the Ruling of the Muslim Spy”
See also: Al Qaida: Western Spies Multiply “Like Locusts”.”
(Excerpt) Read more at internet-haganah.com ...
“Al-Qaeda cyber sites go silent”
Published: 4/04/2012 at 01:55 AM
SNIPPET: “”All of them essentially went down” as of March 23, said Aaron Zelin, a researcher at the politics department at Brandeis University.
The outage hit a number of online forums including two “flagship” sites, al-Fida and Shamukh al-Islam, which serve as a channel for Al-Qaeda forums, providing a stamp of approval for any associated sites, Zelin said.”
SNIPPET: “The digital sabotage could have been carried out by any number of governments or private hackers, said James Lewis, director of the technology and public policy program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
“There are some many potential suspects,” Lewis told AFP.”
“Tough times await cyber terrorists in social media”
April 4, 2012 | 12:35 am
By Emeka Aginam
ADDING to post no. 17:
“Al Qaeda Coming Again in New York”
(April 3, 2012)
SNIPPET: “In other words, this was a lesson to the aspiring media wing members on how to integrate two images into one on Photoshop! The replies from the others on the thread are not, “Allahu Akbar! Let’s bomb New York”. The replies are stuff like, “Well done, great integration!” and “Cool design!”.”
“Al Qaeda site says enemies of Allah took it down”
AFP | 2 days ago
SNIPPET: “HONG KONG: One of al Qaedas main Internet sites has accused enemies of Allah of taking it down for several days, but said it was now back up stronger than ever, according to a US monitoring service on Thursday.
Researchers who track jihadist movements said this week that Shamukh al-Islam, one of al Qaedas two main websites, went dark on March 23 and reappeared online on Monday April 2.
The unprecedented blackout was most likely the result of a cyber attack, either by a government or by private hackers, the experts in the United States said.”
“Al Qaeda bomb-making expert publishes magazine detailing how to make explosives
Text penned by longtime jihadist and explosives guru Abdullah Dhu al-Bajadin”
BY JOSEPH STRAW AND ROCCO PARASCANDOLA / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, April 9, 2012, 11:55 PM
SNIPPET: “The first installment to circulate through jihadist online circles is ominously titled Al Qaeda Airlines and features an image of a silhouetted twin-engine airliner climbing into the sunset. The 73-page text was penned by longtime jihadist and explosives guru Abdullah Dhu al-Bajadin, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist Web traffic. The mysterious figure is credited with writing an Internet encyclopedia of terror tradecraft, and once fielded online questions about bomb-making from wanna-be evildoers.
The first installment outlines chemistry fundamentals and a recipe for the poisonous anesthetic chloroform.
We chose that because the beginner mujahid can prepare it at home using materials that are available in grocery stores and supermarkets, the author wrote, according to a SITE translation.”
“When does online radicalism become real-world terrorism?”
By Kathleen Hickey
Apr 03, 2012
“Al Qimmah domain active again, but still no forum”
(April 10, 2012)
“Al Qimmah now also on Facebook and Twitter”
(April 10, 2012)
“Al Qimmah is back”
(April 10, 2012)
05 November 2010
“Ansar al-Mujahideen (Arabic) surfaces in Denmark”
SNIPPET: “Yes, AMAF and official al-Shabaab/Somali al-Qaida forum alqimmah.net are now server mates”
So, where’s the value in allowing Shabaab to use Twitter? Not in the content of their video, that’s for certain. On the other hand... 1/2
9:17 AM - 16 Apr 12 via TweetDeck
2/2 ...on the other hand, the upload time/date, not to mention the email addr associated with the file upload...
9:18 AM - 16 Apr 12 via TweetDeck
“Select threads from 02 - 22 April, 2012”
(April 22, 2012)
Forum.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: “Examining Gaidi Mtaani, Al-Qaida Swahili-language magazine Issue 1” (April 22, 2012)
ASEMANA.publ.cv - News: “AL-QAEDA EXTENDS TENTACLES INTO CAPE VERDE” (January 17, 2012)
“Death of an al-Qaeda hacker”
(April 22, 2012)
Posts from April 24, 2012:
Upshot of Muslim Youth Centre AKA AQ-Kenya tweets: they now admit to being AQ. Cross-ref w/US warnings of imminent attack.
12:33 PM - 24 Apr 12 via Twitter for BlackBerry
MYC Press Office
contd: now it’s official: MYC and Kenya mujahideen r all Al Qaeda operatives. we must now fullfil our obligation: “jihad now”!
11:58 AM - 24 Apr 12 via web
SNIPPET - quote:
A balance between
security and privacy
online must be
Sir David Omand
A Look at Iran
Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iranian Cyber Threat to the U.S. Homeland
Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies | 311 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20525 | Apr 26, 2012 10:00am
SNIPPET - quote:
Homeland Security Joint Subcommittee Hearing on Cyber Threat from Iran — TOMORROW
APR 25, 2012 Issues: Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity
Washington, D.C. The Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, chaired by Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, chaired by Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA), will hold a joint hearing entitled Iranian Cyber Threat to the U.S. Homeland tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Room 311 Cannon House Office Building.
In January, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that Irans intelligence operations against the United States, including cyber capabilities, have dramatically increased in recent years in depth and complexity.
Tomorrows hearing will give Members the opportunity to examine Irans capability to carry out cyber attacks and the potential threat this poses to the homeland, including the threat to critical infrastructure such as nuclear power plants and the electric grid.
“Criminal State 1”
26 April 2012, 10:43
SNIPPET: “IRGC agitprop up close and personal
‘NasrTV’ the forum member, is currently located in Qom, Iran.”