Friday, July 6, 2007

Three jailed for engaging in 'cyber jihad' for al-Qaida

by David Pallister from The Guardian

In May 2004 Younis Tsouli helped to distribute a video of the beheading by Zarqawi of an American contractor in Iraq, Nicholas Berg. It was downloaded half a million times in the first 24 hours. By hacking into unprotected web servers he was able to use a mechanism known as file transfer protocol to post large files and videos, including videos made by an al-Qaida affiliate group in Saudi Arabia responsible for attacking housing used by foreign staff. He was caught when two terrorist suspects were arrested in Bosnia and their mobile phones and email records led to the detention of more than 30 people in North America and Europe.

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