Friday, April 13, 2007

Army: Terrorists posting how-to manuals online on over 5,00 web sites

Al-Qaida and other terrorist organizations have created “more than 5,000 Web sites” that both spread jihadist messages and contain detailed instructions about how to attack targets in the Middle East and elsewhere, Lt. Gen. Steven Boutelle, the Army’s chief information officer, told the Association of the United States Army’s Institute of Land Warfare breakfast on April 11.

“Al-Qaida is the first terrorist movement to go from physical space to cyberspace” in its warfare, said Boutelle, who retires from the Army in August.

He noted that one report said there was “a notebook computer under the arm of every second” member of the group, headed by Saudi-born terrorist Osama bin Laden, as it fled Afghanistan during the 2001 American invasion.

Read the rest at Army Times

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Report: Military developing web attack capabilities