ISIS United Cyber Caliphate Hackers

ISIS is assembling a cyber army

By on April 28, 2016 at 4:02 PM.

ISIS is assembling a cyber army

Following the deadly assaults on Europe in late 2015 and early 2016, reports emerged suggesting that ISIS has an army of organized hackers who can provide consistent, round the clock support to foot soldiers. However, new information on the matter seems to suggest that ISIS’s remaining hacking arm is nothing more than a propaganda machine capable of dealing minor hits, if any, to enemies. But ISIS is showing more interest in expanding its hacking capabilities.

The news comes at a time when the U.S. government has declared cyber war on the Islamic paramilitary organization.

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ISIS Attack Paris Brussels iPhone Encryption

Forget iPhone encryption, the FBI can’t legally touch the software ISIS uses

By on March 31, 2016 at 5:26 PM.

Forget iPhone encryption, the FBI can’t legally touch the software ISIS uses

The FBI insists that encrypted products like the iPhone and encrypted online services will put people in harm’s way, especially in light of the ISIS-connected San Bernardino shooting late last year. That’s why the Bureau has been arguing for encryption backdoors that would be available to law enforcement agencies, and why it looked to coerce Apple to add a backdoor to iOS.

However, extensive reports that show the preparations ISIS made before hitting Paris and Brussels revealed the kind of encrypted products ISIS radicals used to stay in touch with central command. Unsurprisingly, these products are out of the FBI’s jurisdiction, and one in particular was one of the safest encrypted communication products you can find online. In fact,its original developers are suspected to have ties to the criminal underworld. More →

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Brussels Attack Dirty Bomb

Brussels attackers were looking to make radioactive ‘dirty bomb’

By on March 28, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

Brussels attackers were looking to make radioactive ‘dirty bomb’

A report that preceded the horrific attacks on Brussels revealed that ISIS terrorists have been working to acquire materials to create so-called dirty bombs with the help of nuclear material. Meanwhile, the investigation into the Belgian explosion exposed more information about those plans. Apparently, the brothers who detonated home-made explosive devices at the airport and a metro station in Brussels were the ones who planted surveillance equipment outside the house of a nuclear physicist last year.

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ISIS Brussels Airport Explosions

Gruesome details about the ISIS attacks on Belgium emerge

By on March 23, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

Gruesome details about the ISIS attacks on Belgium emerge

Belgian capital Brussels was the witness of a horrific terror attack early on Tuesday morning. At least 31 people were killed with hundreds wounded after suicide bombers detonated two home-made explosive devices at the airport and a metro station near the main EU locations in the city.

The airport and public transport were shut down immediately, with local law enforcement starting a manhunt for a suspect, and conducting several raids in the aftermath of the deadly attack.

ISIS claimed the responsibility for the attacks in Brussels hours later, using online channels affiliated with the group. More →

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ISIS Hacked Security Breach Personal Data

Intel agencies hack ISIS, score a goldmine of key information

By on March 11, 2016 at 7:55 PM.

Intel agencies hack ISIS, score a goldmine of key information

Intelligence agencies fighting a fierce battle against ISIS have scored a massive victory by capturing a USB drive containing personal data for 22,000 ISIS fighters. The win is akin to hacking ISIS’s “human resources” department, as the USB drive in question contains a treasure trove of information that was already verified as being genuine.

A defector has apparently leaked the USB drive, though other details about this intelligence operation aren’t revealed. More →

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Twitter Vs ISIS 125000 Accounts Shut Down

Twitter is at cyberwar with ISIS, has shut down 125,000 terrorist accounts

By on February 5, 2016 at 3:37 PM.

Twitter is at cyberwar with ISIS, has shut down 125,000 terrorist accounts

Twitter on Friday offered some interesting new information about its efforts to fight against terrorist organizations such as Islamic State, as the social networking site revealed that it has shut down over 125,000 different accounts related to terrorism since mid-2015. This sort of effort is important because ISIS in particular has proven very adept at using Twitter and other forms of social media to reach prospective recruits.  More →

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ISIS Terror Weapons Lab Video

The scariest weapons discovered in ISIS’s ‘terror lab’

By on January 6, 2016 at 1:57 PM.

The scariest weapons discovered in ISIS’s ‘terror lab’

The terrorists who make up Islamic State are nothing if not creative. Sky News this week received some video footage showing a secret ISIS “terror lab” where various jihadis are testing out some experimental weapons that they’ll hopefully never get the chance to use on real people. Let’s go through some of the scariest weapons seen in the ISIS weapons lab video. More →

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Facebook Google Vs. ISIS

Ways Facebook and Google can fight ISIS without breaking encryption

By on December 11, 2015 at 4:47 PM.

Ways Facebook and Google can fight ISIS without breaking encryption

The FBI and other law enforcement and intelligence agencies would like Silicon Valley firms to give them a “backdoor” to encryption to help better monitor the communications of suspected terrorists. Major tech companies such as Apple and Google have so far resisted such calls, however, as they argue persuasively that breaking encryption would do more long-term harm than it would do good. However, David Talbot of Technology Review also makes the case that Facebook and Google can do more to combat ISIS’s online influence in ways that don’t involve compromising their users’ security. More →

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FBI Encryption ISIS Terrorist

The FBI finally gives a clear explanation about its problems with encryption

By on December 10, 2015 at 6:40 PM.

The FBI finally gives a clear explanation about its problems with encryption

The FBI is still banging the drum for tech firms to give it a “backdoor” to encrypted devices and this time it’s offered a clear explanation of how encryption is preventing law enforcement from conducting certain investigations related to terrorist attacks. More →

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