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#infosec | US Man Charged with ISIS Coding Plot

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A Chicago man has been arrested and charged with attempting to provide technology to ISIS to support the terror group’s propaganda efforts.

Thomas Osadzinski, 20, was arrested on Monday and charged with one count of attempting to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

The complaint alleged that he designed a process that helps computer users more easily access and share ISIS propaganda on social media.

Osadzinski was caught in a classic sting operation earlier this year, sharing the computer script he allegedly wrote and instructions on how to use it with FBI agents posing as ISIS supporters and members of pro-ISIS media organizations.

The terror group uses social media content to help spread its message, recruit members and inspire others to violence against the US and other Western nations. In one case in 2015, a pro-ISIS Facebook-clone and linked Twitter account were taken offline after briefly hitting the headlines.

Legitimate social media companies are inundated with illegal content from groups like these, which they work quickly to remove. However, Osadzinski’s alleged Python script is said to have automatically copied any ISIS propaganda posts, allowing members and sympathizers to continue to access and share the content.

According to the court documents, he also promised to build a version of the Gentoo Linux operating system customized to make it harder for law enforcers or “crusader intelligence agencies” to crack.

If found guilty, Osadzinski is facing a maximum of 20 years behind bars.

Sometimes social media monitoring of terrorist content can actually help intelligence agencies. In 2015, the US military claimed that it managed to locate and then neutralize an ISIS command-and-control facility after spotting photos shared by fighters online.

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Hackers Are #Posting #Porn On #ISIS #Websites

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Growing up Muslim, ideas around sexuality are often suppressed and forbidden. No one ever really talks about sex or tells you about it. When I saw that scene in Titanic when DiCaprio’s hand slides down the foggy window, I was told to look away from the screen—my imagination was forced to fill in the gaps. When I first saw porn, it pretty starkly opposed the innocent picture my mind had conjured up about romance. I felt a little sick and very ashamed, then a little pissed off that my parents had been doing that. And then I felt sick again.

In an effort to take down ISIS, Iraqi hackers “Daeshgram” have exploited the guilt and anxiety of fundamentalists by posting porn on their official communication channels. During an announcement that a media centre will open in an Isis-controlled part of Syria, Daeshgram posted an image of a naked woman in a porno. A video of ISIS supporters watching the the announcement was altered to appear as if the extremists were actually watching a porn projection.

The stunt ended up planting seeds of doubts in online forums. ISIS supporters began dismissing the websites where the video circulated with statements like “the crusaders of media say that Amaq [Islamic State’s “News Agency”] is hacked.” The announcements were overshadowed by the shameful shock of indecency. The porn stream severed trust their most respected outlet.

Daeshgram pretended to confirm suspicions that they controlled the Amaq website by uploading a video that claimed to have hacked the Isis propaganda site. A number of group members began online feuds, others removed members from secret groups where they discussed plans. The peak of the hackers’ disruption efforts came when ISIS told its members not to trust Amaq anymore—a big deal, consider Amaq is the primary website the terrorist group uses to claim responsibilities for their attacks.

Daeshgram are a group of six Muslim men from Iraq who exploit modern technology to disrupt the “virtual caliphate” and its increasing popularity in the Middle East. The group of students, engineers and cybersecurity researchers all hide their activities from friends and family.

Earlier this month, Fossbytes reported that Amaq had previously claimed their website was “unhackable.” A Muslim hacker group called Di5s3nSi0N quickly replied “challenge accepted.” Within hours, they hacked Amaq and released emails detailing the information of their subscribers.

Similarly, in 2016 an anonymous hacked named WachulaGhost attacked ISIS social media profiles by repeatedly posting gay porn from their profiles. The hacker claimed to have hacked over 250 social media accounts associated with ISIS, replacing their content with gay pride messages and porn. WachulaGhost told CNNMoney “[We] discovered a vulnerability, so we thought ‘Hey let’s go start taking their accounts…and humiliating them.’”

When Muslim hackers exploit cultural sensitivities in acts of psychological warfare, they leave scars that last much longer than physical wounds. Pride and shame are the most important emotions in the social life of the Muslim world: suicides and murders often take place over fairly abstract ideals like “honour.” As a horny young teen I would rather get beaten up 100 times over then have my parents and friends be exposed to my search history—we all would, right? But in our culture, the psychological guilt is spiritually unforgiving.

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Man wanted to help ISIS and spread terror in Bay Area, indictment alleges

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He spoke of giving backpacks full of explosives to homeless people, federal authorities said. He talked about lacing cocaine with rat poison to distribute at nightclubs and setting fires to hills near Berkeley. For months, undercover federal agents interacted with Amer Sinan Alhaggagi — swapping text messages, emails and phone…

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What are Isis hackers up to now? United Cyber Caliphate dabbling in malware creation

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Islamic State (IS) hacking divisions made headlines last year as reports on their alleged hacking spree and kill lists emerged. Pro-ISIS hackers made headlines again recently after defacing several international government websites, indicating that the extremists group’s cyber division may be levelling up their skills and expanding their target base….

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Israeli Spies Hacked ISIS Computer Networks, Exposed Their “Laptop Bomb” Plans

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Israeli Spies Hacked ISIS Computer Networks, Exposed Their “Laptop Bomb” Plans

Israeli cyber researchers recently decoded ISIS’s attack plan. The terror group had built a laptop computer bomb that could have exploded the commercial aircraft to the US. But Israeli government cyber security broke into ISIS’s computer networks months ago and revealed the terror group’s plan. According to The New York…

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Anonymous hacks ISIS website; infecting users with malware

Anonymous hacks ISIS website; infecting users with malwareSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Amaq, the official news agency of ISIS or Daesh terrorist group is informing its users about a potential compromise in the security of its website. According to them, the site has been hacked by Anonymous hackers and is now infecting … The post Anonymous hacks ISIS […]

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Fifth Harmony Website Hacked And Taken Over By ISIS Hackers; Camila Cabello Shines Sans Girl Group

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The Fifth Harmony girl group was performing at the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards at the University of California’s Galen Center. The girls composed of Normani Kordei, Ally Brooke, Lauren Jarlegui, and Dinah Jane was unaware that their website was already …

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UK confirms cyber warfare against ISIS

Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon arrives for a cabinet meeting at number 10 Downing Street, in central London, Britain July 12, 2016.   REUTERS/Neil Hall

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UK confirms cyber warfare against ISIS

The UK government on Friday confirmed the use of cyber “offensive” against Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists for the first time since the dreaded terror group swept through large swathes of land in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
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KUWAITI GOVERNMENT STAFFER ARRESTED FOR ROLE IN ISIS CYBER WING

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KUWAITI GOVERNMENT STAFFER ARRESTED FOR ROLE IN ISIS CYBER WING

Kuwaiti police have detained a government worker on suspicion of proliferating the ideology of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), the interior ministry said late Thursday.
The suspect, identified as 26-year-old Kuwaiti national Othman Zain Nayef, had “used his office

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This hacker is fighting ISIS by spamming its Twitter accounts with porn

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It started years ago, when at age 16 he bought his first computer, took it home and disassembled it. When he put the machine back together and it refused to run, a local big-box store tech guru taught the teen who would eventually take the alias “Wauchula Ghost” how to hack. Now he’s exercising those […]

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