In memoriam - thirteen years after.
"Jihad and the rifle alone ... No negotiation, No conferences, No dialogue."
IS is planning to establish a cyber caliphate.
Islamic State militants are planning the creation of a 'cyber caliphate' protected by their own encryption software - from behind which they will launch massive hacking attacks on the U.S. and the West.
Both Islamic State and Al Qaeda claim to be actively recruiting skilled hackers in a bid to create a team of jihadist computer experts capable of causing devastating cyber disruptions to Western institutions.
They are now boasting it is only a matter of time before their plan becomes a reality.
We are in it. The world has been at war all of this time and many of us only now realize it. Those anti-depressants are good aren't they? We never even noticed what was happening.
A large local company recently announced their computer system has been hacked. According to local news, it is the same Russian hackers that took down Target and other systems. Notice how no one ever mentions the Chinese cottage industry of hacking and online surveillance? As Edward Snowden revealed, government agencies and small time hackers can do a lot. And now aimless, anarchist - yet highly skilled young men and women are being recruited by the Islamic State. Cool, huh?
It is only a matter of time.
It seems to me the collapse of the towers on 9/11 was prophetic.
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