Cyberterrorism

The tragedy in Brussels shocked the world this week—but the aftershocks of the March 22 terrorist bombings are likely to include follow-on cyber-threats. These attacks typically involve hackers targeting critical infrastructure in order to cause chaos and physical damage, alongside fear and financial damage. “We have been able to identify a pattern of behavior of […]

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For the first time ever, the U.S. has indicted cyber criminals who can be traced to a foreign government. In this case, Iran. WASHINGTON, March 24, 2016 —Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that seven cyber-terrorists employed by Iranian based computer firms which have been traced back to the Iranian government have been indicted on computer […]

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NEWS ANALYSIS: An Israeli security research company Cytegic claims there are predictable cycles of cyber-attacks just before and after major terrorist atrocity, such as the March 22 bombings in Brussels. The links between cyber-warfare and terrorism are well-established. Terrorist organizations such as ISIS have been attacking targets they perceive as unfriendly nearly since their inception. […]

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Islamic Jihad master hacker Maagad Ben Juwad Oydeh was indicted in the Beersheba District Court on Wednesday for hacking the IDF’s drones hovering over Gaza, enabling Hamas commanders to view the drone videofeed. An indictment filed by the Southern District Attorney’s Office also charged Oydeh with hacking into the IDF, the police and the transportation […]

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Four members of what is known as the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) are facing U.S. federal charges related to computer hacking and terror hoaxes. The indictments of the four Syrians were unsealed on Tuesday in Virginia. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin joined with U.S. Attorney Dana Boente, Assistant FBI Director James Trainor […]

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