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Items matching "network terrorism and crime"
  1. The age of 'celebrity terrorism' | Quite apart from the scores murdered and the hundreds injured, what the Mumbai terrorists really wanted was an exaggerated - and preferably extreme - reaction on the part of governments, the media and public opinion. | 2008--1-1-
  2. Niger Delta rebels ratchet up oil-related violence | LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's main militant group said Wednesday that it had destroyed an oil-pumping station and a pipeline crossing southern Nigeria in a rare daylight attack extending violence in the restive region into its fifth day. (CNN.com) | 2008--0-9-
  3. Chertoff: I'm Listening to the Internet (Not in a Bad Way) | Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff sat down with Threat Level on Monday in Silicon Valley to talk about laptop searches at the border, the government's new-found interest in computer security, and the continuing saga of overeager terrorist watch lists. (wired.com) | 2008--0-8-
  4. Russian Gang Hijacking PCs in Vast Scheme | A criminal gang is using software tools normally reserved for computer network administrators to infect thousands of PCs in corporate and government networks with programs that steal passwords and other information, a security researcher has found. (NYT) | 2008--0-8-
  5. German warship helped fend off pirate attack - CNN.com | A German warship responded to a distress call from the Japanese tanker Takayama off the coast of Yemen on Monday, helping to fend off pirates who were attacking the tanker. The attack has been blamed on Somali pirates, who have been involved in a number of incidents in recent months. This type of crime affects global trade networks as trade routes are disrupted or abandoned due to threat of piracy. | 2008--0-4-
  6. Cyber risk 'equals 9/11 impact' | The US homeland security chief has made a heartfelt plea to Silicon Valley workers to stand up and be counted in the fight to secure the cyber highway. Michael Chertoff invoked the attacks of 9/11 as he sought to galvanise IT professionals and security experts. He told the world's biggest IT security conference that serious threats to cyberspace are on "a par this country tragically experienced on 9/11". (BBC) | 2008--0-4-
  7. Europeans poised to bolster Web shield | On Wednesday, NATO will present a strategy for countering computer attacks at a meeting for heads of state in Bucharest, with a proposal to create a central cyberdefense authority. "The attacks on Estonia - directed at services on which Estonian citizens rely - could happen anywhere," said James Appathurai, a NATO spokesman. "The only way to defend against them is through multinational, multilateral cooperation." Paet, the foreign minister of Estonia, said he hoped that more countries would support the various international agreements to create "a legal, concrete framework." But it may not improve matters in the long term with Russia, which, along with nations like Georgia, Turkey and Liechtenstein, has not signed the Council of Europe's cybercrime treaty. (International Herald Tribune) | 2008--0-3-
  8. 'Slaves' saved from Italy circus | The case of a Bulgarian family subjected to poor treatment by an Italian circus has highlighted the plight of people caught up in human trafficking networks in Europe. (BBC) | 2008--0-3-
  9. Pentagon bans Google map-makers | The US defence department has banned the giant internet search engine Google from filming inside and making detailed studies of US military bases. (BBC) | 2008--0-3-
  10. US seeks terrorists in web worlds | The US government has begun a project to develop ways to spot terrorists who are using virtual worlds. (BBC) | 2008--0-3-
  11. Pakistan blocks 'objectionable' YouTube | Pakistan has become the latest country to block access to the video-sharing Web site YouTube on the grounds that one or more videos on the site offend Islam, authorities said Monday. (CNN) | 2008--0-2-
  12. 'Al-Qaeda boys' in training video | US and Iraqi forces have issued video footage which they say shows children under the age of 11 being armed and trained by al-Qaeda. (BBC) | 2008--0-2-
  13. Al-Qaeda: How jihad went freelance | Al-Qaeda has evolved from a single group to an amorphous movement. Does that make it less dangerous or more so? (Economist) | 2008--0-2-
  14. Ask al Qaeda: Questions for terrorist network posted online | Al Qaeda's media arm, Al-Sahab, announced last month that Osama bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, would take questions from the public in an "online interview." After receiving 900+ posts by the January 16 deadline, many are waiting for al-Zawahiri to post his online responses. (CNN) | 2008--0-1-
  15. Al Qaeda taps cell phone downloads | Al Qaeda video messages of Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri can now be downloaded to cell phones, the terror network announced as part of its attempts to extend its influence. (CNN) | 2008--0-1-
  16. Treat flood risk like terror threat, says report author | The torrential downpours that caused billions of pounds worth of damage to thousands of houses this summer should be seen as a "wake-up call" for the country, an interim report said. The report warned that England only narrowly avoided "several near disasters of an even greater magnitude" with an "even greater loss of essential services". (Guardian UK) | 2007--1-2-
  17. Climate Change and National Security | Recent actions and statements by members of Congress, members of the UN Security Council, and retired U.S. military officers have drawn attention to the consequences of climate change, including the destabilizing effects of storms, droughts, and floods. Domestically, the effects of climate change could overwhelm disaster-response capabilities. Internationally, climate change may cause humanitarian disasters, contribute to political violence, and undermine weak governments. (Council on Foreign Relations - PDF) | 2007--1-2-
  18. Bin Laden message 'to be aired' | A new video of Osama Bin Laden on an Islamic jihadist website (as promoted by the leader's media group As-Sahab) is reported to promote the idea of driving a 'wedge' between Western citizens and their leaders. The article also discusses Bin Laden's interest in global media. (BBC) | 2007--1-1-
  19. Nigeria makes 'al-Qaeda' arrests | Given that Nigeria is a major oil producer yet its population is poor and equally split between Muslims and Christians, British and American officials have long been obsessed that Nigeria was ripe for al-Qaeda-style groups. (BBC) | 2007--1-1-
  20. America Should Hire al-Qaeda’s PR Agent | An opinion piece that examines al-Qaeda's use of IEDs and other attacks in order to give the impression to both domestic and foreign audiences that America is losing the war. (Good Magazine) | 2007--1-1-
  21. The Iraq war has become a disaster that we have chosen to forget | Discussing the roles of both the media and the government in their inability to accurately report the war in Iraq, this article also touches on the broader affects of the war that are, as it points out, not being broadcasted in mainstream media. (Guardian America) | 2007--1-1-
  22. U.S. Government Seeks To Deny The Internet To Its Enemies | A newly published government document 'National Strategy for Homeland Security' places greater emphasis on the ab/use of the Internet than the 2002 version, also keeping with the government's 2006 National Infrastructure Protection Plan. | 2007--1-0-
  23. An Internet Jihad Aims at U.S. Viewers | An article about 'Islamic jihadi media.' The NYTimes article discusses the growing constellation of apparently independent media operators who are broadcasting the message of Al Qaeda and other groups, a message that is increasingly devised, translated and aimed for a Western audience. | 2007--1-0-
  24. U.S. pulls plug on 6 al-Qaeda media outlet | The U.S. military says it has captured at least six al-Qaeda media centers in Iraq and arrested 20 suspected propaganda leaders since June. The seizures of the centers underscore the importance al-Qaeda has placed on media, primarily the Internet, as a tool to communicate to its members and use against U.S. forces in Iraq. The group's media emphasis continues to increase, intelligence analysts say. | 2007--1-0-
  25. Osama bin Laden issues threat to Musharraf (video) | The al-Qaida leader, Osama bin Laden, vows to retaliate against the 'infidel' president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf. The video has been played across the Internet. | 2007--0-9-
  26. Internet 'bigger threat' in terrorism spread | Television transcript of an interview conducted concerning how the Internet is becoming an increasingly important tool for terrorists. | 2007--0-9-
  27. German Court Issues Warrants for C.I.A. Agents | BERLIN — Prosecutors in the southern German city of Munich today obtained warrants for 13 CIA agents they say were involved in the kidnapping of a German citizen, Khaled el Masri. (NYTimes) | 2007--0-1-
  28. 'Beheading plot' behind terror raid | A major anti-terrorism raid in the UK was intended to foil a plot to kidnap a Muslim soldier serving in the British Army, and behead him, according to a security source. | 2007--0-1-
  29. Open-Source Spying | National defense agencies are doing an extreme makeover on their computer systems with plans to use wikis and blogs to capture terrorists and terrorist plots. | 2006--1-2-
  30. Civilian and Humanitarian Security in Darfur: Final Concessions to Khartoum | Article talks about how the international community has all but abandoned Sudan, with many humanitarian organizations pulling out of the region and leaving much of the population unprotected and susceptible to the Janjaweed. | 2006--1-1-
  31. Al Jazeera enters the 'information war' | Article examines how the launch of Al Jazeera English is shaking up the traditional stronghold of major international media outlets on the market for news. | 2006--1-1-
  32. U.S. Pursues Tactic of Financial Isolation | In an attempt to control international funding of terrorists, the U.S. is enacting rules and regulations to prevent banks associated with terrorists from making any deals or transactions with American banks. | 2006--1-0-
  33. Al-Qaeda's Far-Reaching New Partner | How al-Qaeda is aligning itself with the Algerian group Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (SGPC). | 2006--1-0-
  34. Anti-U.S. Attack Videos Spread on the Internet | On terror/insurgent networks, the internet as a force multiplier, and infowar. | 2006--1-0-
  35. Conflict Diamonds | Although this article is from 2001, it shows how conflict diamonds are a key factor in resource conflict. | 2006--1-0-
  36. Bush Disagrees That Iraq War Raises Threat of Terrorism | How does this relate to the matrix? Still a test, but a good article. | 2006--0-9-