“The CyberCaliphate continues its cyberjihad against the enemies of Islamic State.” They appear to be able to hack through the most sophisticated cyber-security systems. Is this the work of Ahmad Abousamra? Ahmad Abousamra is the Muslim cyber wizard from Stoughton, Massachusetts who is said to be the Islamic State’s computer chief. Oh, and speaking of the poverty causes terrorism dogma, Abousamra is the son of a prominent endocrinologist and was on the Dean’s List at Northeastern University.
“Isis hackers cut transmission of French broadcaster,” by Adam Thomson, Financial Times, April 9, 2015 (thanks to Dominic):
French broadcaster TV5Monde was trying to restore regular programming on Thursday after hackers claiming to be from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) took over its channels and social media accounts.
The hackers cut transmission of the broadcaster’s 11 channels late on Wednesday for several hours and posted messages on its website, Yves Bigot, TV5Monde’s director, said.
They accused the French president, François Hollande, of having committed “an unforgivable mistake” by getting involved in “a war that serves no purpose”. France is part of a US-led coalition carrying out air strikes against Isis in Iraq and Syria, where the group has seized swaths of territory in the past year.
“That’s why the French received the gifts of Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher in January,” the hackers said on the broadcaster’s Facebook page, referring to the twin attacks by Islamist gunmen in Paris in January that left 17 people dead over three days and deeply shocked France….
“We are not yet in a position to re-establish our broadcasting schedule nor to produce programmes,” Mr Bigot told RTL. “When you work in television . . . and discover that your 11 channels are down, that’s one of the most terrible things that can happen,” he said….
AFP reported that the hackers also posted documents on TV5Monde’s Facebook page purporting to be the identity cards and CVs of relatives of French soldiers involved in anti-Isis operations, along with threats against the troops.
“Soldiers of France, stay away from the Islamic State! You have the chance to save your families, take advantage of it,” read one message on TV5Monde’s Facebook page, according to AFP. “The CyberCaliphate continues its cyberjihad against the enemies of Islamic State.”…
More than 1,500 French nationals have left France to join the militants’ ranks in Iraq and Syria, where they represent almost half the number of European fighters present, according to a report released on Wednesday by the French Senate.