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Despite the headlines, Rudd's online terror takedown tool is only part of the solution

Analysis The UK government launched its swish new tool to fight online extremist content to much fanfare this week – leading news bulletins and generating reams of coverage. But it also faced a whole host of criticism and concern. Underneath the claims made by Home Secretary Amber Rudd yesterday, there are many questions yet to be …
Rebecca Hill, 14 Feb 2018

How about that time Russian military used a video game pic as proof of US aiding ISIS?

Earlier this week, the official Facebook and Twitter accounts of the Russian Ministry of Defense said it had "irrefutable evidence" the US was aiding ISIS in Syria – and revealed four grainy photos apparently backing up its claims. The images, apparently taken last week, were captioned as showing the American forces letting …
Iain Thomson, 16 Nov 2017
Logo of fake terror organisation 'The Mandarin' from Iron Man 3

Shock! Hackers for medieval caliphate are terrible coders

DerbyCon An analysis of the hacking groups allying themselves to Daesh/ISIS has shown that about 18 months ago the religious fanatics stopped trying to develop their own secure communications and hacking tools and instead turned to the criminal underground to find software that actually works. Kyle Wilhoit, a senior security researcher …
Iain Thomson, 25 Sep 2017
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US military makes first drop of Mother-of-All-Bombs on Daesh-bags

Video For the first time, the US has used its largest non-nuclear explosive, the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb (also known as the Mother Of All Bombs) in Afghanistan. The MOAB is a 10.5-ton bomb containing 18,700 pounds (8,482 kilograms) of high explosive. It was used against a cave and tunnel complex in use by the …
Iain Thomson, 13 Apr 2017
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Don’t panic over cyber-terrorism: Daesh-bags still at script kiddie level

RSA USA There’s no need to panic about the threat of a major online terrorist attack, since ISIS and their allies are all talk and no trousers. That's according to the former head of the US National Counterterrorism Center. Matt Olsen, who has also served as the NSA’s top lawyer, told the RSA security conference today that the levels …
Iain Thomson, 16 Feb 2017
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Families of men slain by ISIS gunman told: No, you can't sue Twitter

A lawsuit claiming Twitter provided "material support" to medieval terror bastards ISIS has been shut down by a California court. The suit was brought by the families of defense contractors Lloyd "Carl" Fields, Jr and James Damon Creach, who were both teaching newbie cops at a police training center in Jordan when they were …
Iain Thomson, 11 Aug 2016
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US defense sec: We're cyber-bombing ISIS

The United States has confirmed it is attacking computers used by the Islamic State in an effort to wreck its communications systems. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter told reporters it is hacking ISIS or Daesh or ISIL in Iraq and Syria, and considers those attacks akin to normal warfare. "We're bombing ISIL's banks as well as …
Darren Pauli, 4 Mar 2016
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Alleged ISIL hacker faces US terror charges for doxing soldiers

A former computer science student accused of supporting the ISIL terrorist group has arrived in the US to face charges. 20-year-old Ardit Ferizi is charged with hacking crimes and providing support to a terrorist organization. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 35 years in federal prison. The US Department of Justice and FBI …
Shaun Nichols, 28 Jan 2016
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Islamic fundamentalists force Yorkshire IT shop to chop off brand

Yorkshire-based Isis-EX has rebranded to avoid any confusion between its business (making IT kit for hazardous environments) and other organisations intent on making the entire world a hazardous environment. The Scarborough-based company, which has rebadged as Smart-Ex, told local rag The Scarborough News that associations …
Paul Kunert, 27 Jan 2016
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Speaking in Tech: Look out Isis/Isil/IS/Daesh, Hillary could unleash Silicon Valley

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Brian Gracely steps in to join Sarah and Greg to talk Pure Storage, hacking ISIS, hair dryers, and even more Dell EMC stuff. Our special guest this week is Chad Sakac, president for Global Systems Engineering …
Team Register, 9 Dec 2015
The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution

Telegram messaging app blocks some 'public' ISIS-related channels

Telegram is – following bad publicity about its messaging app – on a whack-a-mole mission against channels understood to have been set up on the service by ISIS. The tool has been used to spread propaganda and urge others to join the terrorist group. However, anyone wishing to read Telegram's full statement – in which it …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Nov 2015
Archer cracks the ISIS mainframe's password

Speaking in Tech: Anonymous’s ‘total war’ on ISIS – how effective can it be?

Podcast speaking_in_tech Greg Knieriemen podcast enterprise Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week, Eddie and Greg (with Sarah taking a well-earned rest) talk Netflix, net neutrality, Anonymous, Open Source and more. Our special guest this week is Justin Warren of PivotNine. And here are the details: (1: …
Team Register, 18 Nov 2015
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Hold on, France and Russia. Anonymous is here to kick ISIS butt

As world powers prepare to bomb barbaric ISIS into the medieval age it so dearly craves, in the wake of the Paris attacks Anonymous too has declared war on the terror group. Make no mistake: #Anonymous is at war with #Daesh. We won't stop opposing #IslamicState. We're also better hackers. #OpISIS — Anonymous (@GroupAnon) …
Iain Thomson, 16 Nov 2015

Yes, GCHQ is hiring 1,900 staffers. It's not a snap decision

Despite the timing of the UK Prime Minister's emissions following the terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday, increases in intelligence personnel were already in place and had been announced by the Treasury some days before. After the attacks, David Cameron stated his government would be funding an increase of 1,900 …
Hacked US CENTCOM Twitter account

CompSci student arrested in Malaysia on doxing-for-ISIS charges

Malaysian authorities have arrested an alleged hacker from Kosova after receiving a tipoff from the US alleging he is an Islamic State-aiding cyberterrorist. Ardit Ferizi, who is alleged to be behind the hacker pseudonym "Th3Dir3ctorY," is suspected to be the leader of a Kosovan internet hacking group called Kosova Hacker’s …
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US Treasury: How did ISIS get your trucks? Toyota: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The US Treasury's terrorism financing department has launched an enquiry into the fleet of Toyota trucks which feature prominently in ISIS propaganda videos. Counter-terrorism investigators are collaborating with the Japanese automotive manufacturer to figure out how Toyota's Hilux trucks and Land Cruisers have been obtained …
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How did jihadists hack into top UK ministerial emails if no security breach took place?

GCHQ has declined to comment on a report in the Daily Telegraph this weekend, which claimed that UK cabinet ministers' emails had been hacked, but that – bafflingly – no breach had occurred. Which is a bit like saying "nothing happened, but we're going to write a story anyway." Spokesbeings at Britain's eavesdropping nerve …
Kelly Fiveash, 13 Sep 2015
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British killer robot takes out two Britons in Syria strike

Two British citizens fighting for terrorist group ISIS in Syria were killed in an RAF drone strike on 21 August. The Register understands it is the first time British nationals have been targeted and killed in a strike by an RAF Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle. The deceased British passport holders were revealed to be Cardiff- …
Team Register, 7 Sep 2015

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