Real Cases How Hizballah Hijacks the Internet Aug 12 2006 01:35PM
Daniel Jimenez (dgj1menez hotmail com)
How Hizballah Hijacks the Internet
The group pops up on unwitting Web sites around the world in order to
communicate, recruit and fundraise
Posted Tuesday, Aug. 08, 2006

What do a small south Texas cable company, a suburban Virginia cable
provider and Web-hosting servers in Delhi, Montreal, Brooklyn and New Jersey
have in common? Since fighting broke out in Lebanon, they all have had their
communications portals hijacked by Hizballah. Hackers from the militant
Lebanese group are trolling the Internet for vulnerable sites to communicate
with one another and to broadcast messages from Al-Manar television, which
is banned in the U.S. In the cyberterrorism trade it is known as
"whack-a-mole" ? just like the old carnival game, Hizballah sites pop up,
get whacked down and then pop up again somewhere else on the World Wide Web.,8599,1224273,00.html?cnn=yes

-Daniel Jimenez

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