July 5, 2007 ~ Brian Krebs - "... Much has been written about radical Islamic groups' use of the Internet to propagandize and recruit new members. The U.K. investigation, however, revealed a significant link between Islamic terrorist groups and cyber crime, and experts say security officials must do more to understand and confront cyber crime as part of any overall strategy for combatting terrorism. Investigators in the United States and Britain say the trio used computer viruses and stolen credit card accounts to set up a network of communication forums and Web sites that hosted everything from tutorials on computer hacking and bomb-making to videos of beheadings and suicide bombing attacks in Iraq... "In short, the terrorist Web site was the most legitimate site on the server," Weisburd said. "In an age when people sign themselves up for the cause and make a good faith effort to try and kill people, credit card fraud and identity theft is a crime [terrorist sympathizers] can get into from the privacy of their own home. Pretty much wherever there are jihadists active online, you will also find guys engaged in online fraud"..."
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