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Saturday, October 18, 2008
Jahiddie ( pedophiles ) losing ground on Internet
Kohlmann said; The sabotage of sites operated by extremist groups makes it more difficult for those groups to inspire attacks and recruit attackers, said Erich Marquardt, editor in chief of the Sentinel, a monthly online publication by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
However, "the downside of knocking jihadist Web sites offline is that you lose the ability to monitor jihadist activities," eliminating opportunities for Western monitors to search for ideological weaknesses or clues to future operations, Marquardt said. "When these Web sites are taken offline, it closes an important window."
I DISAGREE WITH KOHLMANN, IF YOU TAKE THEM OFF LINE, IT MEANS FEWER OPERATIONS PLANNED. TAKE OUT THEIR COMMAND AND CONTROL AT LEAST IN THE PUBLIC AREANA.G.
Separately, Sunni and Shiite Internet partisans are waging a tit-for-tat hacking war. For now, Sunni extremist sites are taking the brunt. WE ARE NOT SURE HOW BIG A PART THE CHILD PORNO PLAYS IN THIS JAHIDDIE CYBER WAR, BUT CLEARLY IT UPSET SOMEONE.G.
Alleged Shiite hackers responded in force. By Oct. 1, hundreds of sites run by Sunnis, including those of religious figures, had vanished. In their place appeared a site featuring an Iranian flag superimposed over the intense gaze of a smiling woman.
There also was a message, citing a Koranic verse: "And one who attacketh you, attack him in like manner as he attacked you."
The site of the Saudi-owned network al-Arabiya was among those attacked, forcing the news organization to move its site briefly to another domain.
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sixth peace treaty with Taliban, insanity
Friday, October 17, 2008
THE CYBER THREAT TODAY
The FBI on Friday boasted that its two-year long undercover operation against users of the crime forumDarkMarket netted 56 arrests worldwide and prevented $70 million in economic losses, publicly acknowledging the sting for the first time.
"In today's world of rapidly expanding technology, where cybercrimes are perpetrated instantly from anywhere in the world, law enforcement needs to be flexible and creative in our efforts to target these criminals," said FBI Cyber Division Assistant Director Shawn Henry in a statement. "By joining forces with our international law enforcement counterparts, we have been, and will continue to be, successful in arresting those individuals and dismantling these forums."
British police say they've arrested five DarkMarket users in recent days, and 11 since the sting began in late 2006. The other arrests have been in Turkey, Germany and the United States, according to the FBI. Spokesman Brian Hale said the feds won't be going into more detail. "We have released all the information in that release that we're publicly going to discuss at this point in time," said Hale.
DarkMarket allowed buyers and sellers of stolen identities and credit card data to meet and do business in an entrepreneurial, peer-reviewed environment. It had 2,500 users at its peak, according to the FBI.
Documents uncovered by a German radio network on Monday first revealed that DarkMarket had been secretly run by an FBI cybercrime agent for the last two years, until its voluntary shutdown earlier this month. The leader of the site, know online as Master Splynter, was in fact FBI cybercrime agent J. Keith Mularski, part of an elite seven-agent cybercrime unit based at the National Cyber Forensics Training Alliance in Pittsburgh.
EXCLUSIVE: Terrorist Webmaster:Burned
Thursday, October 16, 2008
BSU tracking, hmm
Labels: bot tracking
Exclusive: Shot not hear round the world.
Petraeus Mounts NEW Strategy
Petraeus Mounts Strategy Review
Team to Focus On Afghanistan, Wider Region
Thursday, October 16, 2008; Page A12
Gen. David H. Petraeus has launched a major reassessment of U.S. strategy for Afghanistan,Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and the surrounding region, while warning that the lack of development and the spiraling violence in Afghanistan will probably make it "the longest campaign of the long war."
The 100-day assessment will result in a new campaign plan for the Middle East and Central Asia, a region in which Petraeus will oversee the operations of more than 200,000 American troops as the new head of U.S. Central Command, beginning Oct. 31.
The review will formally begin next month, but experts and military officials involved said Petraeus is already focused on at least two major themes: government-led reconciliation of Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the leveraging of diplomatic and economic initiatives with nearby countries that are influential in the war.
Internet Anthropologist Think Tank has learned,