Skip to comments.IS SHUTTING DOWN CYBER JIHAD POSSIBLE? The Real Scope of Cyber Jihad
Posted on 12/01/2009 5:07:41 PM PST by Cindy
SNIPPET: "The most popular Salafi-jihadi forums are Al-Faluja, Shabakat Ansar Al-Mujahideen, Shabakat Al-Tahadi Al-Islamiyya, Shumukh Al-Islam, Shabakat Hanein, Shabakat Al-Mujahideen Al-Electroniyya, Mutadayat Al-Boraq Al-Islamiyya, and Ma'arik Islamic Network. Of these forums and websites, five are hosted by Western hosting companies."
SNIPPET: "Shabakat Ansar Al-Mujahideen has seven domains associated with it; two of these (www.as-ansar.org/vb and http://www.as-ansar.com/vb ) are hosted by Bluehost Inc. (1958 South 950 East, Provo, UT, USA), four (www.ansar1.net , http://ansarnet.info, www.de.ansarnet.info, www.de.ansar1.net ) by Colo4Dallas LP (3000 Irving Blvd, Dallas, TX, USA), and one (www.de.ansarnet.net ) by Oversee.net (515 S. Flower St, Suite 4400, Los Angeles, CA, USA)."
SNIPPET: "Shabakat Al-Tahadi Al-Islamiyya also has seven domains associated with it. One domain (www.atahadi.com/vb ) is hosted by Limestone Networks, Inc (400 N. St. Paul, Dallas, TX, USA), three (http://atahadi.r8.org , http://atahadi.0vr.net, http://atahadi.ne1.net ) by ServInt Engineering (6861 Elm Street, 4th Floor, McLean, VA, USA), two (http://atahadi.tr.cx, http://www.atahadi.tk ) by RIPE Network Coordination Centre (P.O. Box 10096, Amsterdam, NL), and one (http://atahadi.ubb.cc ) by XA-MEDIA-2-NET, XA-Media (XA-Media, Austria, Laxin IT-Services GmbH & Co. KG, 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany)."
SNIPPET: "Shabakat Hanein operates with only one domain (www.hanein.info/vb ), which is hosted by RIPE Network Coordination Centre (P.O. Box 10096, Amsterdam, NL)."
SNIPPET: "Shabakat Al-Mujahideen Al-Electroniyya has seven domains associated with it; six of these (http://majahden.com/vb/ , www.majahden.info , www.majahdenar.com , www.majahden1.com , www.mojahden.net , http://18.104.22.168/~majahden/vb ) are hosted by Limestone Networks, Inc. (400 N. St. Paul, Dallas, TX, USA) and one (http://majahden.ubb.cc ) is hosted by XA-MEDIA-2-NET (Network Operation Center-Hanauer Landstrasse 316A, 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany)."
SNIPPET: "The cluster of forums linked to Muntadayat Al-Boraq Al-Islamiyya has four domains associated with it (http://www.alboraq.info, http://rjfront.info/, http://alboraqmedia.org, http://iaisite.org ); all are hosted by RIPE Network Coordination Centre (P.O. Box 10096, Amsterdam, NL)."
Good post, Cindy - thanks for the ping SunkenCiv!
Ping to see a list of terrorist websites that are hosted here in the U.S.
Thanks for posting this Cindy!
You’re welcome StarCMC.
Thanks for the ping!
Thank you for the bump Dinah Lord.
This is very good.
The fact of the matter is, many hosting companies have no idea what is on their servers. It’s often not out of maliciousness that this kind of material is on their servers, but the whole process is automated so as long as someone’s credit card goes through properly, no human ever really interacts with the content unless there is a technical support problem.
I’ve notified webhosts about spam sites and malware sites, and more often than not, once the webhost realizes who their customer is, they immediately terminate them. Keep the list coming. Once you find who the webhost is, send an email to their Terms of Service Abuse office if they have one with a link to the offending website.
Also, please post links to the webhosts once you identify them; their postal address won’t really do us any good.
It has come to my attention that you are hosting [whatever]. This is a terrorist propaganda website that encourages the killing of American soldiers. I believe that this is a violation of your Terms of Service agreement that prohibits illegal content.
Strange, all the BlueHost ones when I tried them either 404’d or directed to a page with big Arabic text that translates to: We will be back soon.
I’m using Google Translate on these pages. Here’s the URL for As Ansar. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.as-ansar.com%2Fvb
Maybe someone pulled the plug already on the BlueHost ones? I haven’t tried the others yet.
ADDING to post no. 1:
December 02, 2009
“MEMRI: Shutting Down Cyber Jihad Really Not All that Hard”
SNIPPET: “Two things to note. First, of the five forums let me give a shout out to the akhi at Hanein and Ansar. You know who you are.
Second, we love MEMRI, so we’ll overlook the fact that they get a few details wrong. Like, that RIPE is not a host. As our own Black Flag put this in an email:
“RIPE” does not host web sites, from the RIPE homepage:
“The RIPE NCC is one of five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) providing Internet resource allocations, registration services and co-ordination activities that support the operation of the Internet globally”
In short, RIPE provides blocks of IP addresses to other organizations. IAISITE.Net for example is not hosted by RIPE, it’s hosted in a datacenter in Turkey.
Note to MEMRI: Use a better Whois search next time. I like SamSpade, but even that isn’t foolproof.
As a parting thought let me note that I said in the headline that shutting down the cyber jihad really isn’t all that difficult. It isn’t. However, there may be valuable information at forums like these. Intel and law enforcement would do well to weigh the pros and cons of shutting down Islamist forums.”
By Rusty at December 2, 2009 09:08 AM
cyber jihad bump
A bit off topic, but since one of the jihad forums are mentioned on post no. 1, I’m adding it here.
(January 24, 2010)
SNIPPET: “Always a popular subject with the brethren in the congregation...”
SNIPPET: “Bro. HackHoila wants you to...”
Still Off Thread Topic.
24 January 2010
“MAJAHDEN GOES GREEN”
SNIPPET: “Of course along with the al-Hesbah style colors come an assortment of other things, like spies and agents provocateurs, but that’s not my problem...”
Archived link of a tahadi forum thread:
22 February 2010
“A FORUM GOES DOWN - PRAYERS AND EXCUSES FOLLOW”
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