Al Qaeda Hacker Attack Scheduled To Begin November 11th
An Israeli news site claims Bin Laden's cyber legions are retaliating against Western surveillance programs.
An Israeli Web site is warning that al Qaeda hackers will attack Western, Jewish, Israeli, Muslim apostate, and Shiite Web sites starting on Sunday, November 11th.
"...al Qaeda is retaliating against Western intelligence agencies' tactics, which detect new terrorist sites and zap them as soon as they appear," reports DEBKAfile, a news site based in Israel.
"Until now, the jihadists kept dodging the assault by throwing up dozens of new sites simultaneously," the news report said. "This kept the trackers busy and ensured that some of the sites survived, while empty pages were promptly replaced. But as al Qaeda's cyber wizards got better at keeping its presence on the Net for longer periods, so too did Western counter-attackers at knocking them down. Now Bin Laden's cyber legions are fighting back. The electronic war they have declared could cause considerable trouble on the world's Internet."
How disruptive the attack will be has yet to be determined. It's not clear where DEBKAfile is getting its information and those in the government who worry about such things don't appear to be more worried than usual.
A U.S. Secret Service agent who forwarded the report to a security mailing list cautioned that the news did not constitute an official USSS advisory and a spokesperson for the USSS said, "We didn't send out the bulletin."