Rising threat of Islamic hackers from Turkey, Morocco
USA, Germany and UK targeted; France and Russia spared
London, UK - 6 February 2004, 16:00 GMT - According to a study just
completed by the mi2g Intelligence Unit for major financial services
groups in the City of London, Islamic hackers from Turkey, Morocco and Pakistan
have been increasingly active since 9/11. Hacker groups from those countries
as well as Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia have shown recent signs of
further cross-country collaboration, rejuvenation and developing skill-sets.
The Internet relay chat, instant messaging and free email accounts are acting
as open university tools for hacking. Many macro-hacking groups are emerging
as a result that bring together disparate strands of Islamic hacking expertise
from North Africa, the Russian Federation, the Levant region, Gulf Co-operation
Council (GCC) countries, South Asia and the Far East.
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