El ciberterrorismo y las caricaturas
Posted by Spanish Eowyn en 23/febrero/2006
Ya posteó AMDG que el Blog de Michelle Malkin había sido atacado por hackers. Pues bien no ha sido el único:
Gangs of pro-Muslim computer hackers have unleashed a withering cyber attack on Danish and Western websites in the past week, escalating their defacement barrage to coincide with dozens of violent street-level demonstrations across the Arab world in protest at the publication of a cartoon depiction of the Prophet Mohammed.
The victims of the cyber attacks ran the gamut of large and small websites, from estate agents in Essex to a Danish online gamer community called the 47th Royal Marines. As of Tuesday morning, the latter’s site was still defaced to read ‘Hacked by RedHackeR” with the following statement: “IM SORRY, STOP WAR, DON’T TOUCH ALL ISLAM COUNTRY! F[***] DENMARK, F[***] YOUR GOVERMENT!!!’ (via Fu2rman)
Al respecto decía The Counterterrorism Blog:
An article yesterday on Britain’s “Computer Shopper” website caught my eye. It discussed the assault of Danish and other Western websites by gangs of Muslim hackers. “The number of Danish websites alone – those carrying a ‘.dk’ suffix – knocked offline in the past week numbered 578 between 30 January and 6 February, according to Zone-H.org, a cyber-crime observatory that tracks website defacements. Hundreds more websites of European, Israeli and American companies and private citizens have also been defaced during that period, with the vast majority occurring after the re-publication last week of the cartoons in European newspapers.”
Y The Counterterrorism Blog recoge el siguiente caso de ciberterrorismo:
This morning, I received an e-mail from CT Blog fan Ms. Tracy Twyman in Portland, OR, in response to my report yesterday about a hacking of a Seattle-area website by Muslim cyber-terrorists (that’s what I’m calling you, get used to it) – quoting her below with edits for the links:
“Thanks for covering the story about the cyberterrorists. If you’re keeping a list, you might like to know that my websites, Dragon Key Press and Plus Ultra Blog, were hacked about 1 and a half weeks ago, because I was republishing the Mohammed cartoons, as well as other incindiary material. Both websites were down for about a day until our web host was able to fix it. To tell you the truth, I never thought about going to the police or the FBI about it. I assumed they wouldn’t do anything.
I did come across some interesting info though. Lately my website has received frequent visits from people in Turkey clicking links to the site that have been posted on two separate forums, each of them clearly forums for Islamic cyberterrorists. They are here and here. I was not able to get into these forums to see what they were saying about my website, but I can only assume they were discussing plans of attack. I thought you might be interested in this information.”
This afternoon, a very interesting follow-up from Tracy (thanks Tracy!), which I hope will attract attention from law enforcement and ideas from other knowledgeable CT Blog fans:
“This morning, yet another person from Turkey visited plusultrablog.com from yet another Islamic hacker forum. If you go to the main page here, you can see that that’s exactly what it is.
I’ve just read your blog entry about the coordinated hacking attacks from the Islamic world. They targeted my site on the same day they targeted zombie’s. I know where they are launching one of their main attacks from. There is an Islamic hacking message forum that coordinates these attacks, apparently. I saw the IP addresses that accessed my site, and it matched those who spammed and flooded my site. My site was offline for 5 hours 2 days ago, and 3 hours yesterday… 2 hours today. Fortunately my host has been very helpful and we have inserted those malignant IP’s into our firewall. So far so good… Anyway, here is the site that has been coordinating attacks against the Mohammed Image Archive.
¡Qué curioso! El foro en ambos casos es http://www.cyber-security.org/CW/Forum/ de Turquía…
Es que hasta Al-Qaeda tiene una “Universidad” para que se aprenda a hacer estas cosas:
If you read Arabic and want a degree in jihad, click on www.al-farouq.com/vb/. If you’re lucky–the site disappears and reappears–you will see a post that belongs to the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF). It announces the “Al Qaeda University of Jihad Studies.” According to Ahmad al-Wathiq Billah, the GIMF “Deputy General Emir,” students “pass through faculties devoted to the cause of the caliphate through morale boosting and bombings,” and the site offers specialization in “electronic, media, spiritual and financial jihad.”
The Internet has long been essential for terrorism, but what has surprised experts is the growth of such Islamist (radical Islam) and jihadist sites. Their continuing rise suggests that recruitment for a “holy war” against the West could proceed unabated, despite capture of key leaders.
A todo esto, los sitios jihadistas han desarrollado unos importantes formas de defensa, lo que no quiere decir que no hayan sido hackeados. Pero Bush advirtió que “los hackers patrióticos” al fin y al cabo eran hackers y que serían castigados como tales. (via Kokonut Pundits).
(Crossposted at IBA)
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