Hackers knock out al-Qaeda's online distribution channels
Al-Qaeda may be having a difficult time giving orders and
getting information out to members after its websites were leveled in denial-of-service
attacks from the West, reports the Register.
The disruption of the Jihadists' online distribution
channels seem to have been done in a sophisticated, coordinated way with no one
taking credit; likely involving “application layer assaults” and attempts to hide
the origin to prevent traffic filtering tools, the article said.
Not the first attack of it kind, last year British hackers
targeted an al-Qaeda magazine and replaced instructions on how to make bombs
with a cupcake recipe from talk show host Ellen DeGeneres' book.
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