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Pro-ISIS Hacker Gets 20 Years For Leaking Details Of Over 1,000 US Military Personnel

Posted on September 26th, 2016.

According to a press release from the US Attorneys Office in the Eastern District of Virginia, a malevolent hacker associated with the Islamic State (also called ISIL or ISIS) has received 20 years in US prison for activities conducted last summer.

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Revealed: The US is Launching Cyber Attacks against ISIS

Posted on March 3rd, 2016.

At a Department of Defense (DoD) briefing past week, it has been revealed that the United States Cyber Command is working hard at disrupting ISIS’s communication networks. United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was asked explicitly if he was launching cyber attacks against ISIS at a recent Department of Defense press briefing at...

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What to Expect from Cybersecurity in 2016, According to the Hacktivists Fighting ISIS

Posted on January 26th, 2016.

According to Ghost Security Group, 2016 will be an eventful year in cybersecurity. Ransomware, ISIS, Bitcoin, hacks and breaches will likely paint the headlines as they did in 2015.  “As was seen recently with the Ransom32 software earlier this year, ransomware is only getting better,” Ghost Security Group activist Akenalus told...

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Google Joins The Fight Against ISIS

Posted on January 22nd, 2016.

Google wants to keep the Islamic State (Isis) off the internet so the terrorist organization does not have a means for recruiting. The director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen, seeks to “recapture digital territory” from extremist groups such as Isis. The techniques described by Cohen understate Google’s concern over Isis’...

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U.S. Officials: ISIS Seeking Means to Engage in Cyberwarfare

Posted on December 30th, 2015.

ISIS hackers are now making strides to seek out the means to launch cyberattacks against critical government and civilian targets, according to U.S. officials. Extremist group ISIS has reportedly amassed malicious hacker-sympathizers and other extremists to engage in open discourse about waging cyberattacks against several U.S. target,...

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Terrorism

Did The Paris Attackers Use PGP and Encryption For The Attacks?

Posted on December 10th, 2015.

CNN aired the opinion of an expert regarding the likelihood that Paris attackers used the dark net and PGP – that is, peer-to-peer communication – in order to coordinate the Paris attacks Friday of multiple targets, including a show of California band Eagles of Death Metal. The sites could be interpreted as symbolic. Symbols...

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Op-Ed

Hillary Clinton Wants Silicon Valley to “Disrupt” ISIS

Posted on December 7th, 2015.

Arguments against strong encryption will break down on a long enough timeline. If not for the simple reason that strong encryption protects everyone and weakening it will inevitably make us all less safe, then the fact that interfering encryption research in the west won’t stop malevolent actors from further developing the open...

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Politics

Russia Claims Turkey’s President Engages in Illegal Oil Trade with ISIS

Posted on December 2nd, 2015.

The Russian Defense Ministry has made the claim that Turkey’s leadership is involved in illegal oil trade with the extremist group ISIS. The significant claim was made by Anatoly Antonov, Deputy Defense Minister of Russia. The claim includes Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his family who are allegedly in cohorts with the...

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Social Media

Feds Arrest Ohio Man Over GIF

Posted on November 26th, 2015.

Whether you call it a “jiff” or a “giff,” a .GIF file can get you arrested these days, even if it doesn’t contain banned pornography. Thursday, the Justice Department released a statement about its recent move to arrest Terrence McNeil of Akron, Ohio, in relation to posts on his Tumblr account. Specifically, the charges state that...

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Activism

Stanford Scholar: US Unlikely to Prosecute Anonymous for Harassing ISIS

Posted on November 24th, 2015.

In the wake of the tragic and outrageous terrorist attacks committed by ISIS agents in Paris last week, the online hacker group Anonymous declared a cyber-assault against IS. For instance, a masked Anonymous French language speaker in a video tells ISIS retaliation is coming. Anonymous has engaged in an online battle of sort with ISIS...

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Activism

Video: ‘We Will Hunt You’ – Anonymous Removes 20,000 ISIS Twitter Accounts.

Posted on November 21st, 2015.

Merely days after announcing ‘total war’ against extremist group ISIS, International hacktivist collective Anonymous has now claimed that it has taken down 20,000 Islamic State related Twitter accounts as a part of their efforts to dismantle ISIS with cyber-warfare through Operation Paris – #OpParis. While the world collectively...

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Activism

Anonymous Issues Guides So Anyone Can Join Online Battle Against IS

Posted on November 20th, 2015.

Want to take down an IS website all on your own? Well, Anonymous wants you to be able to, too.  “The more the merrier,” Anonymous said today in a message which included links to how-to guides. The group recently made headlines taking down more than 6,000 Twitter accounts associated with Paris attacks and IS sympathizers. #OpParis...

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Communication

Telegram Blocks 78 ISIS-Related Communication Channels

Posted on November 19th, 2015.

Popular encrypted messenger application Telegram has confirmed that it has blocked 78 ISIS-related public channels across 12 languages on its network. Following bad press about its encrypted messaging app being used by extremists of the Islamic State, Telegram has announced the shutting down of 78 ISIS-related public channels. The...

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Companies

Facebook Removes Woman’s Account Because Her First Name is Isis

Posted on November 19th, 2015.

The goddess Isis was an important figure in ancient Egypt. The ideal wife with a name meaning “throne,” she was the very embodiment of the Pharaoh’s supernatural right to power. Thus it’s no surprise that some women might see fit to name their daughters after her. In fact, Isis was one of the most popular baby names among...

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Anonymous

Anonymous Takes Down Thousands of Islamic State Twitter Accounts Overnight

Posted on November 18th, 2015.

Despite being called “idiots” by the Islamic State after declaring “total war” on the expressly terrorist organization, hacktivist group Anonymous has already taken down more than a few thousand pro-ISIL Twitter accounts. Two days into the keyboard war and Anonymous claims to have gained control of roughly 5,500 ISIS-related Twitter...

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Communication

ISIS’ Digital Caliphate Going Dark – Darknet, That Is

Posted on November 18th, 2015.

The digital propaganda machine of ISIS has run into trouble staying afloat on the clear net, and so like most other banned information, they’re heading to the deep web. While this may severely limit the ability of the group to dutifully indoctrinate new members who aren’t skilled in the arts of Tor, the group hopes the sites...

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Anonymous

Unlikely Allies: Anonymous Hactivists & The US Government Join Forces Against ISIS

Posted on November 17th, 2015.

E.T. Brooking’s wrote for Foreign Policy what Ghost Security Group executive director, DigitalShadow, calls “a very accurate reflection of our operations against extremism.” In that article, the author details the Alice In Wonderland world in which hacktivists team up with national law enforcement agencies against the Islamic State. It’s...

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Cybersecurity

Paris Attacks Planned Via Playstation 4

Posted on November 16th, 2015.

When Edward Snowden leaked his massive trove of stolen NSA documents to Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, one of the startling revelations was that the NSA had even decided to snoop into gaming networks such as Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. These are perceived as the domain of children, many thought, and thus shame on the NSA for...

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Hacking

Alleged ISIS Activists Released Details of 1,400 US Targets

Posted on August 14th, 2015.

Officials say a group claiming to be the Islamic State Hacking Division posted a list of American names and contacts online, and refers to them as “targets.”  The list claims to have the locations, phone numbers, “passwords,” and credit card numbers of 1400 military and government personnel – though the information is outdated. The...

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Breaches

CyberCaliphate Takes French TV Station Offline and Off-Air

Posted on April 16th, 2015.

The web services of TV5Monde (TV5World) was attacked on the evening of April 9th in a very thorough way. The attack was claimed by ISIS-linked hacking group CyberCaliphate and affected all arms of the organization – broadcasting, websites, and social media accounts.

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