Al-Qaeda to Launch Electronic Jihad on November 11
As per a report (that is not confirmed), Al Qaeda is planning to launch electronic jihad on the November 11, 2007. It would attack the Israeli, Jewish, Western, Muslim apostate as well as Shiite Websites.
An Israeli online magazine on military intelligence, DEBKAfile, reported the news. It also said that on October 30, 2007, their counter-terror sources chose a special announcement in the net in Arabic language.
According to the magazine posting on October 30, 2007, the electronic researchers of the Al-Qaeda would attack the Israeli, Jewish, Western, Muslim apostate as well as Shiite sites on November 11, 2007. They would initiate the trail by attacking 15 sites and widen their operation eventually till as many as hundreds and thousands of Muslim hackers starts acting and attack the numerous anti-Muslim Websites.
The jihadis have been escaping the assaults by producing number of new Websites simultaneously keeping the trackers occupied and ensuring the survival of the Websites; and at the same time, replacing the empty pages also. But the counter attackers are also not lagging behind and are tracing the jihadis who are launching the attacks. This electronic war declared by them may cause extensive damage to the Web world.
A software kit, Electronic Jihad 2.0, would be used to carry out the attack, told the Secure Computing's Vice President of Technology Evangelism, Paul Henry, to number of news outlets. eWEEK published this news on November 1, 2007. This software exists since three years and has become configurable. Due to this, the attackers could easily download it and perform Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks.
The West has been threatened by such kind of attack earlier also.
Also, in the last month of 2006, the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) of the US warned the financial institutes and banks regarding a cyber attack by Al-Qaeda. But the attack did not happen.
Gadi Evron, the Security Expert, said that some people launches number of such cyber jihads each day for various reasons, and such warning's seriousness is doubtful, as reported by the PC World.
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