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Al-Qaeda’s main Internet forums have been offline for more than a week in what experts say is the longest sustained outage of the Web sites since they began operating eight years ago.
No one has publicly asserted responsibility for disabling the sites, but the breadth and the duration of the outages have prompted some experts to conclude that the forums have been taken down in a cyberattack — launched perhaps by a government, a government-backed organization or a hackers’ group
“At least temporarily, the social networking among jihadists has been disrupted,” he said. “The remaining forums are really struggling to attract the participation of users.”
For years, U.S. intelligence officials have relied on al-Qaeda forums to gather insights into conversations among extremists. Some officials have argued against attempts to shut down the forums, saying they provide valuable intelligence.
spotted on Al Qaeda Internet forums Monday show the letters scrawled across a
city street, as a father and son stroll by in amazement.
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by Agent_USA_Supporter
Good questions, I wish I had the answers.
Word has it a few certain rougue hackers do target Al-Qaeda sites, and forums.
So, with that said, I am sure those IP's are known.
Originally posted by khimbar
So the CIA or whoever have used on of their secret fake arms to shut down another of their fake arms?