My interview with Erick Stakelbeck, CBN Correspondent/Terrorism Analyst, aired on Monday, about the fleets of computer savvy, Russian, Chinese and Al-Qaeda cyber-hackers that are actively using electronic espionage, attempting to attack our financial infrastructures and technology-based companies in order to steal information, and cripple us economically.
ie: Ayman al-Zawahiri said, "We will also aim to continue, by the permission of Allah, the destruction of the American economy."
Fox News recently reported about a planned attack on November 11th:
Al Qaeda plans to launch an electronic Jihad on Nov. 11, attacking "Western, Jewish, Israeli, Muslim apostate and Shiite Web sites," according to an unconfirmed report.
The report comes from DEBKAfile, an Israeli online military intelligence magazine, which said on Oct. 30 that its counter-terror sources had picked up a special Internet announcement in Arabic.
According to DEBKAfile, Osama bin Laden's followers announced on Oct. 29 that on "Day One they [would] test their skills by launching cyber attacks against 15 targeted sites" and would expand the e-Jihad thereafter until "hundreds of thousands of Islamist hackers are in action against untold numbers of anti-Muslim sites."
DEBKAfile's sources told the news outlet that American intelligence agents, in their eagerness to track the sites, wound up crashing al Qaeda's sites shortly after the first announcement.
On Oct. 30 the sites were back up, reportedly claiming that their Islamic firewalls had shrugged off "infidel assault."
Al Qaeda also reportedly boasted of an "impenetrable" e-mail network for volunteers to sign up and receive instructions that would slip by "security agencies in their respective countries."
See Fox Cybersecurity page for the latest on cyber terrorism, and safety.
Hear the show with Erick Stakelbeck online here (See 11/5/07)