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November 1, 2007
Countdown to Cyber Holy War?
DebkaFile, the Israel-based military intelligence website, is reporting that they intercepted Arabic language website announcements on Monday declaring an imminent "cyber jihad on the west," and warns that:"On Sunday, Nov. 11, al Qaeda's electronic experts will start attacking Western, Jewish, Israeli, Muslim apostate and Shiite Web sites. On Day One, they will test their skills against 15 targeted sites expand the operation from day to day thereafter until hundreds of thousands of Islamist hackers are in action against untold numbers of anti-Muslim sites."According to Tuesday's alert, counter-terrorism sources reported that the first announcement was followed by an apparent crash of some of al Qaeda's websites, which were thought to have been brought down by American intelligence cyber-operatives. The sites were back online the following day, however, "claiming their Islamic fire walls were proof against infidel assault," and attempting to recruit...(Read Full Post)