Keyword: cyberjihad

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  • September 2001 - September 2012

    09/01/2012 1:56:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 46 replies ^ | September 1, 2012 | n/a
    Brief thoughts/quotes from the last 11 years. "Looking away, not caring, or hoping for the best are not viable options in fighting terrorism (in general) and the global jihad (specifically). Terrorism must be fought head on 24/7 and preventing terrorism is far better than just reacting to one terror-related event after another." -Cindy (July 1, 2011) ~ "WHAT DID I LEARN from the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001? OPINION: I have learned that more Americans love America than the lame-stream media will ever let on. I have learned that America's military is the finest in the world. I have...
  • Saudi hacker dies of asthma attack [Karma upon a cyber jihadist]

    04/25/2012 2:56:57 AM PDT · by Milagros · 15 replies
    al-Arabiya ^ | 22 April 2012
    Saudi hacker dies of asthma attack A Saudi hacker known just as "Cyber Terrorist" died in Riyadh after suffering an apparent acute asthma attack caused by the dust storm that hit the Saudi capital last week, UAE’s al- Bayan newspaper reported on Saturday. The 28-year-old hacker was known for penetrating the most well protected sites including Microsoft, Kaspersky, Milworm, besides the server of another hacker known as the king of hackers Kevin Mitnick. In addition to numerous Jewish sites, banks and major companies, he was also able to hack into the site of the Danish cartoonists who drew caricatures...
  • onymous hackers threaten "crusade" [JIHAD] against Israeli websites

    Anonymous hackers threaten "crusade" against Israeli websites10 Feb 2012 The world-wide internet hacker network ‘Anonymous’ has released a video threatening a cyber war against Israel.. urging hackers from across the Arab and Muslim world to target the websites of the Jewish state.
  • The Jihad Will Be YouTubed

    01/01/2012 3:26:29 PM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies
    FOREIGN POLICY - The AFPAK Channel ^ | December 15, 2011 | by Raffaello Pantucci
    The Jihad Will Be YouTubed by Raffaello Pantucci December 15, 2011 FOREIGN POLICY - The AFPAK Channel SNIPPET: "While clearly the technology to make such videos is something that is universal, it does seem as though it is aspirant jihadists in the West who find it easiest to use. There was no evidence that Gul was being directed by foreign terrorist organizations to produce his material, and his case shows the continued existence of young Westerners producing radical material on their own. It may indeed be the case that the virtual armies have yet to fully emerge as active warriors...
  • Kuwaiti imam: Cyber jihad effective

    01/18/2012 7:35:05 AM PST · by bayouranger · 4 replies ^ | 1-18-12 | Roi Kais
    Top Persian Gulf clergyman weighs in on Israeli, Saudi hackers' electronic sparring; endorses 'cyber Jihad against Zionist enemy' "Cyber jihad is effective," senior Kuwaiti Iama Tareq Mohammed Al-Suwaidan announced on his twitter account Wednesday. The prominent clergyman announced that "there is a need to unite hacker efforts, within the framework of cyber Jihad against the Zionist enemy." He went on to explain that the recent slew of Arab cyber attacks on Israel's financial institutions as well as the El Al website were "efficient Jihad which will reap great rewards, Allah willing." Al-Suwaidan's Twitter account is immensely popular and has over...
  • Email worm traced back to cyber-jihad group

    09/16/2010 9:20:57 AM PDT · by SmartInsight · 8 replies
    SC Magazine ^ | Sept. 13, 2010 | Dan Kaplan
    The person responsible for the "Here you have" email worm, which wreaked havoc last week on businesses across the United States, may be part of a cyber-jihad group upset over American military presence in Iraq. The malware author, who uses the handle "iraq_resistance," is believed to be part of the cyber-jihad organization "Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad," whose goal is to digitally infiltrate U.S. Army agencies, Joe Stewart, director of malware research at SecureWorks, a network security company, told on Monday. Researchers concluded this after determining that a worm launched last month, but on a much smaller scale, was...
  • Top Ten Jihadi Forums 11 April 2010

    04/11/2010 2:51:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies · 787+ views ^ | 11 April 2010 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The following Top Ten list is ordered according relative importance, both to the jihadis and to those who monitor their online activities, with preference given to sites which consistently offer up content that is unique to the particular site and community of users."

    12/01/2009 5:07:41 PM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 795+ views - Inquiry and Analysis - No. 568 ^ | December 1, 2009 | By: E. Alshech
    SNIPPET: "The most popular Salafi-jihadi forums are Al-Faluja, Shabakat Ansar Al-Mujahideen, Shabakat Al-Tahadi Al-Islamiyya, Shumukh Al-Islam, Shabakat Hanein, Shabakat Al-Mujahideen Al-Electroniyya, Mutadayat Al-Boraq Al-Islamiyya, and Ma'arik Islamic Network. Of these forums and websites, five are hosted by Western hosting companies." SNIPPET: "Shabakat Ansar Al-Mujahideen has seven domains associated with it; two of these ( and ) are hosted by Bluehost Inc. (1958 South 950 East, Provo, UT, USA), four ( ,,, ) by Colo4Dallas LP (3000 Irving Blvd, Dallas, TX, USA), and one ( ) by (515 S. Flower St, Suite 4400, Los Angeles, CA,...
  • 200 Web sites spread al-Qaida's message in English

    11/20/2009 3:14:14 PM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 833+ views
    (AP) via - Hosted News ^ | November 20, 2009, 23 hours | By DONNA ABU-NASR and LEE KEATH
    SNIPPET: "RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Increasing numbers of English-language Web sites are spreading al-Qaida's message to Muslims in the West. They translate writings and sermons once largely out of reach of English readers and often feature charismatic clerics like Anwar al-Awlaki, who exchanged dozens of e-mails with the Army psychiatrist accused of the Fort Hood shootings. The U.S.-born al-Awlaki has been an inspiration to several militants arrested in the United States and Canada in recent years, with his Web-based sermons often turning up on their computers."

    08/03/2009 3:24:12 PM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 1,048+ views ^ | August 3, 2009 | n/a
    03 August 2009 "TOP TEN" LIST OF JIHADI FORUMS FOR 03 AUGUST 2009 It's been almost a year since a failure of truly epic proportions brought down the most significant websites of the global jihad, on or about 10 September, 2008. A year before that failure, the same sites were the target of a citizen-based effort to drive them off of the Internet. This 2007 campaign against the jihadi forums had the effect of encouraging the creation of a number of new sites, while other forums (e.g. al-Hanein) loosened their membership requirements. The net result was that the events of...
  • Go to jail, get a laptop - Gitmo teaches computer literacy

    06/03/2009 10:53:25 AM PDT · by freespirited · 5 replies · 267+ views ^ | 06/02/09 | Darleen Hartley
    An action by the US government is causing a flurry of not so complimentary comments across the internet. A group of 17 Uighur detainees who are on the road to release are being given laptops to train them for life outside Guantanamo. Army Lt. Col. Miguel Mendez oversees detainee classes, as well as the multilingual library and, now, the new virtual computer lab. “We’re getting them computer classes to prepare for their return.” Nury Turkel is a Uighur rights activist in Washington, D.C. He felt the computer training would “give hope to the men that their freedom is nearing” after...
  • Energy Grid Hacked By Spies (Chicoms)

    04/08/2009 9:19:42 AM PDT · by MattAMatt · 16 replies · 959+ views
    WSJ ^ | 04/07/2009 | Siobhan Gorman
    WASHINGTON -- Cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the system, according to current and former national-security officials. The spies came from China, Russia and other countries, these officials said, and were believed to be on a mission to navigate the U.S. electrical system and its controls. The intruders haven't sought to damage the power grid or other key infrastructure, but officials warned they could try during a crisis or war. "The Chinese have attempted to map our infrastructure, such as the electrical grid," said a senior intelligence official....
  • Behind the Scenes of Virtual Jihad: The Anatomy of a Jihadist Forum

    04/07/2009 7:34:00 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 229+ views
    MEMRI.ORG ^ | March 9, 2009 | n/a
    Inquiry and Analysis - No. 503 March 9, 2009 No. 503 Introduction The existing published research pertaining to the world of virtual jihad has focused mostly on the content published on jihadist websites and forums. For the most part, scholars and investigators have followed the news posted on jihadist forums, analyzed the various ideological views reflected in them, and scrutinized jihadists' writings regarding their operational intentions and capabilities. Little if any research has centered on the technical aspects of virtual jihad. The purpose of this article is to allow the public a glimpse behind the scenes of the shadowy world...
  • Email Invasion Of U.S. and U.K. Universities

    12/20/2008 2:28:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 529+ views, ^ | December 19th, 2008 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "‘Tis the season for cyber-invasions. Not to be outdone by the Faloja forum’s Nusra2 Facebook invasion, a senior member of the Shumukh forum, Hafid al-Husayn, has proposed sending 100,000 emails to university professors, students, and employees containing “pictures of slain Americans and films of the mujahids’ triumphs in the Islamic State of Iraq and Afghanistan.”" SNIPPET: "Jihadis generally have a reputation for being more savvy communicators than the U.S. and its allies. A campaign like this will tarnish that reputation because its intended effect–the demoralization of the emails’ recipients–will have the opposite impact during the holiday season."
  • Cyber Jihad of Frustrated Losers Issue Fatwas Against Facebook

    12/20/2008 2:20:59 PM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 515+ views
    THE JAWA REPORT ^ | December 20, 2008 | N/A
    Well, ya know Facebook started a little counter offensive since al-Qaeda supporting terrorist sympathizers vowed to use Facebook to spread Jihadi propaganda. What was the reaction? They are getting Fatwas!
  • Threat Matrix: October 2008

    10/06/2008 7:27:37 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 756 replies · 17,403+ views
    FBI Warns of Potential Terror Attacks The FBI and Department of Homeland Security today issued an analytical "note" to U.S. law-enforcement officials cautioning that al-Qaida terrorists have in the past expressed interest in attacking public buildings using a dozen suicide bombers each carrying 20 kilograms of explosives. Authors with the U.S. Office of Intelligence and Analysis added that they have "no credible or specific information that terrorists are planning operations against public buildings in the United States." The FBI and DHS analysts said they were releasing the note because "it is important for local authorities and building owners and...
  • Threat Matrix: September 2008

    09/03/2008 6:13:02 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 926 replies · 12,869+ views
    How The West Was Won The rapid and unexpected decline of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq was officially recognized this week, when Maj. Gen. John Kelly, commanding the Marine Expeditionary Force, turned operational control of Anbar Province over to the Iraqi army and police. Anbar, a vast expanse of desert the size of North Carolina, had been the stronghold of the Sunni insurgency. For years, foreign fighters loyal to al-Qaida had sneaked across Iraq's northwestern border with Syria, into Anbar and down a "rat line" of safe houses in Haditha, Ramadi and Hit. From Fallujah, the arch terrorist Zarqawi...
  • U.S. military says hits al Qaeda propaganda units

    03/22/2008 10:39:51 AM PDT · by CreativePerspective · 31 replies · 587+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 22, 2008 | Randy Fabi
    The U.S. military said on Saturday it had hampered al Qaeda's ability to recruit new members in Iraq by capturing or killing many of the people who make slick videos used to attract disaffected young Muslims. U.S. military spokesman Rear Admiral Greg Smith said that in the past year, 39 al Qaeda members in Iraq responsible for producing and disseminating videos and other material to thousands of Internet Web sites had been captured or killed. "The power of this information is obvious. These guys are using material that is used on Web sites to recruit and raise money," Smith told...
  • Report: Al Qaeda Schedules Cyber Jihad for Nov. 11

    11/02/2007 6:49:45 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 3 replies · 55+ views
    Dark Reading ^ | Tim Wilson
    Unconfirmed report raises questions, sets bloggers blogging The IT security blogosphere is burning up today, following an unconfirmed report that Osama Bin Laden and his followers are planning a massive cyber attack on Western targets in less than two weeks. DEBKAfile, an Israeli news organization, yesterday published a report stating that counter-terrorism sources have intercepted and translated an Arabic "Internet announcement" that proposes an attack on Western electronic targets to begin on November 11. The attack will begin with 15 targets and will expand to "untold numbers," according to the report. Dark Reading canvassed U.S. law enforcement agencies in an...
  • Al Qaeda Declares Internet Jihad (Free Republic is mentioned ...they don't like us)

    10/30/2007 2:32:37 PM PDT · by Dog · 516 replies · 1,936+ views ^ | October 30, 2007 | By Dr. Rusty Shackleford
    Al Qaeda's online community is threatening all out cyber war against counter jihadis. Bring. It. On. B- - - - - -. DEBKA: In a special Internet announcement in Arabic, picked up DEBKAfile’s counter-terror sources, Osama bin Laden’s followers announced Monday, Oct. 29, the launching of Electronic Jihad. On Sunday, Nov. 11, al Qaeda’s electronic experts will start attacking Western, Jewish, Israeli, Muslim apostate and Shiite Web sites. On Day One, they will test their skills against 15 targeted sites expand the operation from day to day thereafter until hundreds of thousands of Islamist hackers are in action against untold...
  • Taking down terrorist Web sites

    10/30/2007 2:46:16 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 9 replies · 157+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 29, 2007 | James D. Zirin
    Thomas X. Hammes is a retired Marine colonel. He is the author of a seminal book on conducting counter-insurgency warfare. The work is called "The Sling and the Stone: On War in the 21st Century." Recently, he made an intriguing proposal on how to battle jihadists on the Internet (a virtual agora where Islamist militants appear to consort with alarming frequency). This is what he said: "For the last few years, individuals and private organizations that are pro-Israeli have been in a daily fight to shut down or deface anti-Israeli Web sites. Unofficial and informal, this Internet Hagana has had...
  • Hacker war between Sweden and Turkey

    10/15/2007 1:09:36 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 31 replies · 330+ views
    Svenska Dagbladet ^ | 15 october, 2007 | Negra Efendic
    [Tanslation ScaniaBoy] A hacker war between Turkey and Sweden has erupted. Last week Turkish hackers attacked thousands of Swedish sites on the Internet, and this weekend Swedish hackers revenged by publishing pornographic pictures of the prophet Muhammed. The Turkish attacks started several weeks ago. Swedish Web-hotels were attacked and thousands of home-pages were erased, and sometimes the attackers left political messages. On Saturday the Swedish hackers hit back. They had localised a Turkish discussion forum where some of the hackers were registred. The database with names and passwords for all the members to the site was stolen, Per Hellqvist, head...
  • Indiana Grad Student Convicted Of Threatening To Kill Bush-(Indian Muslim/Purdue Employee)

    07/09/2007 6:51:06 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies · 1,049+ views
    AP ^ | 6-29-07 | AP/First Amendment Center
    Ind. grad student convicted of threatening to kill Bush By The Associated Press 06.29.07 HAMMOND, Ind. — A Purdue University graduate student was convicted of threatening to kill President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and others in postings on the Internet. Vikram Buddhi, 35, an Indian national who was attending advanced engineering classes at Purdue’s West Lafayette campus, was found guilty by a federal jury yesterday on 11 counts of making threats that were posted in a chat room in 2005 and 2006. Buddhi faces up to 35 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year. Buddhi hijacked...
  • Woman in court on terror charges

    11/10/2006 1:06:56 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 18 replies · 615+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10th November 2006
    A woman is appearing in court charged with hoarding terrorist handbooks, including weapons manuals and poison information, on her computer. Unemployed Samina Malik, 22, of Southall, west London, faces four offences under the Terrorism Act 2000. Among the documents she is accused of possessing are the al Qaida Manual, The Terrorists' Handbook and The Mujahideen Poisons Handbook. She is also accused of holding a sniper rifle manual, a firearms and rocket-propelled grenade handbook and a document entitled How To Win Hand To Hand Fighting. The offences are alleged to have taken place on October 27. The Metropolitan Police said Malik...
  • Jihadi Forums Tune into History Channel for Counter-Terrorism Intelligence

    11/09/2006 6:30:59 AM PST · by Valin · 8 replies · 431+ views
    Terrorism Focus/ Jamestown Foundation ^ | 11/7/06 | Abdul Hameed Bakier
    Recent chatter on jihadi websites has focused on monitoring the counter-terrorism strategies of the United States and its allies in the global war on terrorism. Jihadi websites and forums are studying and translating the texts of Western analysts who assess current counter-terrorism efforts. The jihadis use these self-critiques by Western analysts to find areas of weakness and tension in U.S.-led counter-terrorism strategy; through this information, they are better able to devise physical and psychological operations to exploit these weaknesses. Additionally, their monitoring of U.S.-led counter-terrorism efforts is an attempt to lift the morale of jihadis by: showing that vulnerable points...
  • Jihad in cyberspace (the Internet is the new radical Mosque and Madrassah)

    10/24/2006 12:05:51 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 8 replies · 541+ views
    The Washington Times/UPI ^ | Oct. 24, 2006 | Arnaud de Borchgrave
    Below the radar screen of Western intelligence and security services, there is a global re-education process on the Internet to proselytize on the true meaning of an Islamic state. This "cyberwar" is transforming the political landscape of the Middle East. It is a slow, stealthy but massive campaign. Salafist ideologues are reinventing Islam, firing the imagination of Internet-savvy Muslim youth from Morocco to Mindanao and from Sweden to Spain. Mohamed Atta trained his 9/11 teams face-to-face. The successor generation now meets in an Open University of Jihad on the worldwide Web. We can no longer measure success as we did...
  • Three Hour and Fourty Minutes With No New Posts

    05/23/2006 9:03:43 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 67 replies · 2,432+ views
    23 May 2006 | Steely Tom
    Almost four hours passed this morning without a single person posting anything to the influential Free Republic website. Probability experts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology would not speak for attribution, although one well-known expert in quantum mechanics did make the comment that "it could happen."

    02/20/2006 6:43:16 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 34 replies · 1,519+ views
    NY Post ^ | 2/20/2006 | NILES LATHEM
    Muslim computer-hacker gangs have launched a massive attack on Danish and Western Web sites as part of the mass protests across the Arab world over the publication of cartoons making fun of the Prophet Mohammed. The cyber-crime monitoring group said in a statement that more than 1,000 Danish, Israeli and European sites were defaced or shut down by Islamic hackers in the last week. And experts fear that's just the beginning of what could be a massive cyber-jihad stretching from the Middle East and Europe to the United States and dominating cyberspace for weeks, costing millions of dollars. "We...
  • Cyberjihad. Terrorism on the Internet? A Plausible Idea in Today’s World

    03/14/2005 9:11:56 PM PST · by ctrlgrid · 4 replies · 326+ views
    February, 2005 | Robert Lanzone
    Terrorism on the Internet – a plausible idea in today’s world – is both intriguing and frightening. Author Robert Lanzone’s first novel, Cyberjihad, chronicles just such a clandestine scheme. What kind of harm can terrorists achieve on the Internet? Author Robert Lanzone's novel, Cyberjihad (ISBN 1-4208-2145-8) reveals a terrorist plot so convincing, it places the book on the hairy edge of non-fiction. Synopsis: A Wall Street computer whiz travels through cyberspace, where he stumbles upon terrorists plotting to destabilize the world’s economy and nuclear defenses. Reluctantly sucked in by government bureaucrats, this computer genius becomes torn between the safety of...
  • The Internet's Biggest Anti-Terrorism Facts Website Returns

    07/22/2005 2:32:58 PM PDT · by atcoalition · 2 replies · 528+ views
    The Anti-Terrorism Coalition (ATC) ^ | July 22, 2005 | ATC Press
    Today, on July 21, 2005, the Facts About Islam (FAI) website returned after being down for over six months. The FAI was originally founded under the name of "TE" (known as "AMS" by some) in November 2002 by Former ATC President Stalfos. During the rest of 2002 and the first few months of 2003, the TE received hundreds of visitors a day (and sometimes up to 2000 visitors a day). Since its very existence, the TE was faced with attacks and bannings. Yahoo Geocities, on which the TE was hosted on, had and still has a double standard when it...
  • Chat rooms targeted in hunt for terrorists

    11/24/2004 10:11:04 PM PST · by 26lemoncharlie · 26 replies · 1,305+ views ^ | November 25, 2004 | World Net Daily
    As part of the effort to keep America secure from future acts of violence, the U.S. is looking at monitoring Internet chat rooms to identify potential terrorists. According to CNET, the CIA is quietly funding research into surveillance of online discussion halls. In April 2003, the intelligence agency reportedly agreed to finance a series of research projects that newly disclosed government documents indicate were intended to create "new capabilities to combat terrorism through advanced technology." One of the projects at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., centers on profiling the behavior of those who talk in chat rooms....