After several al-Qaeda linked websites went offline recently, questions have been asked regarding whether or not the United States has involved itself in a cyber war against its most noted foe.
Several online forums frequently visited by al-Qaeda operatives were downed over the course of the last few weeks, including two of the terrorist organization’s top sites, al-Fida and Shamukh al-Islam. The AFP reports that some sites experienced problems as early as March 22, and by early April, at least six major sites have mysteriously shut down.
Jihadists around the world are increasingly taking to social networks, including Twitter. Slagging off NATO, spreading propaganda and creating new online communities published owni.eu
The web OWNI examines the new frontline in global cyber-jihad and follows twitts about Afganistan,Smalia,Binladen... and posting Tweetclash from Socialmedia,below few from owni;
Three French terrorists shot dead by Afghan soldier inside Shamshad named base in Tagab district (Kapisa) at 06:30 am today.
Well, the big secret is out: Whatever it takes, Iran is determined to stamp out another season of mass demonstrations railing against the parliamentary elections set for next week.
In fact, for months Iranian authorities have been targeting everyone from students, lawyers, religious leaders and bloggers to political activists and their relatives as they unleash a wave of repression, including a new “cyber army” to block Internet and social media networks, thus cutting off access to the outside world, Amnesty International charged yesterday.
They're out there, says security researchers: the Chinese hackers attempting to break into U.S. enterprises, and jihadist terrorists that brazenly post videos of sniper killings, while stealing credit-cards to launder money for funding nefarious campaigns in Mideast or Caucasus hot spots.
It's just a matter of finding them, and Dell SecureWorks researcher Joe Stewart described at the RSA Conference this week how he caught one by laboriously collecting information related to a Chinese hacker.
An Iranian government center organizing the country’s Cyber war, Center for Cyber Warfare, says it has employed 20,000 people to fight the “soft war” for it, reported ISNA state-run news agency Thursday.
“The new organization changes are designed to form taskforce committees to confront cyber threats and crimes and to use opportunities that arise,” said the spokesperson for the force, Mohammad Ali Asoudi to ISNA.
Iranian media report that two reformist websites have been hacked into by the so-called Hezbollah Cyber Army.
The two targeted websites belong to the Association of Combatant Clerics, a reformist organization under the leadership of former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami, and the Baran Foundation, another organization linked to Khatami.
Since 9/11 and increasingly over the past several years, online jihad has become just as important to the global jihadi movement at the grassroots level as its military operations. There have been vigorous debates in the past decade amongst jihadis in forums and via official communiqués released online from popular ideologues as well as leaders.
The second meeting Of Cyber Hezbollah "Cyberjihadist" and Cyber activists celebrated the arena of jihad and martyrdom,Thursday,22 September 2011 at the beginning of Holy Week hold in Tehran.
Second Hezbollahcyber meeting was visited with interested of Moslim virtual activist, doctor Hassan Abbasi, head of the Research Center for Cyber Security without boarders opened the meeting,Public Relations HezbollahCyber.com reported on his web wsite.
Another week, another wave of attacks between the two cyber contenders,After some mutual attacks in terms of DDoS and defacements (with a new entry from Morocco and a resounding defacement against the Tel Aviv University Security Studies Program website, the head of the National Cyber Defense Authority), this week has seen the revamping of Credit Cards leaks “thanks” to Zcompany Hacker crew, who dumped more than 200 Credit Cards belonging to Israel And United States.
A new battlefield of the 21st Century going on where hackers from arab countries And Israel bit by bit against eachother leading the Middle East Conflict.
A Cyberwar the Arabs call the "cyber jihad",and the Israelis are preparing for the defense of "cyberterrorism".