H/T: Don In Mass
A “sophisticated” cyber-hack has crippled al Qaeda’s online communication networks, a terrorism expert said on Wednesday.
The attack, which will cut the terror cell’s ability to communicate for at least a few days, was pulled off with “an unusual cocktail of relatively sophisticated techniques.”
The strike has the hallmarks of a government operation and it mirrors a recent hack by the British government that left cupcake recipes in the place of bomb-making instructions on the group’s English language magazine.
- Hackers shut down Al Qaeda Net communications (news.cnet.com)
- Operation Cupcake: British Spies Hack Al-Qaeda’s Magazine to Replace Bombs With Cupcakes (newsfeed.time.com)
- Which Right-Wing Pundit Does Al Qaeda Want to Kill? [Terror] (gawker.com)
- Al Qaeda: The Rebrand (namedropping.wordpress.com)