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Pro-Daesh hackers: More bark than bite, lacking in skills and resources

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Apr 28, 2016.

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    A report from Flashpoint, released this morning, offers an overview on the current existence of pro-Daesh hacking groups and methods. Anyone who has followed the space in recent months won't be surprised by the findings – in short, they are underfunded, fragmented, and operate unofficially.

    Five different pro-Daesh (al-dowla al-islaamiyya fii-il-i'raaq wa-ash-shaam, a.k.a. ISIS/ISIL) groups get the most attention when the topic of ISIS and hacking enters the conversation.

    In the past, they've coordinated on a few campaigns, pooling talent and resources, but remained largely individual when it came to action. Earlier this month, that all changed, when they announced the formation of a "United Cyber Caliphate."

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