Tag Archives: Osama bin Laden

UK: Terrorists Use Facebook, Twitter for 'Cyber Jihad'

The British government is warning about the threat of al-Qaida using online technology to plan attacks in pursuit of a “cyber jihad,” BBC News reports. According to U.K.’s updated counterterrorism strategy published Tuesday, terrorists’ use of social media to disseminate information and radicalize people is “commonplace,” and evidence shows extremists …

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Fake Tweets Announce bin Laden Live and Kickin'

If you happen to spend some time on Twitter — outside of work hours, of course — you might have seen tweets announcing  news from CNN “conforming” that former terrorist leader Osama bin Laden is alive. Whatever you do, do not click on those URLs, warns Internet security firm Websense, …

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Bin Laden Death Leads to Scam Surge

In the wake of President Barack Obama’s late-night announcement yesterday that the world’s most-wanted fugitive, Osama bin Laden, had been captured and killed, scammers were quick to jump at the opportunity to exploit the news by creating email scams and phishing attacks related to the terrorist leader’s demise. The newly …

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Hitting Where It Hurts: Economic Terrorism

Terrorists are not just looking to kill as many Westerners as possible, they are also looking to paralyze and disrupt Western economies, according to Professor Gabriel Weimann, a researcher at the University of Haifa. Since the 1990s, Jihadist terrorism has come to dominate the terrorist landscape, with nationalist groups employing …

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