The U.S. Admits That It Is Waging Cyber War Against Al Qaeda


Last week, AQAP launched a new series of banner attack ads focusing on them fighting the Americans, with US-flag-draped coffins, the official explained. The State Department team countered the attack by buying space on the same site with new ads, featuring the coffins of Yemeni civilians. Photo by Reuters


Hillary Clinton Boasts Of US Cyberwar Against al-Qaeda — The Telegraph

The US State Department has taken to hacking al-Qaeda’s websites in Yemen and filling them with American propaganda, Hillary Clinton has said.

In a rare public admission of the covert cyber war against extremists, the Secretary of State said cyber experts based at at her department hacked Yemeni tribal websites, and took down messages about killing Americans.

“Within 48 hours, our team plastered the same sites with altered versions of the ads that showed the toll al-Qaeda attacks have taken on the Yemeni people,” Mrs Clinton said yesterday.

In response “extremists are publicly venting their frustration and asking supporters not to believe everything they read on the Internet,” she said.


More News On The U.S. Waging Cyber War Against Al Qaeda

U.S. hacks Web sites of al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen — Washington Post
Clinton: U.S. hacked Yemeni al Qaeda websites — CBS/AP
US hackers take cyber war to al-Qaeda sites — Sydney Morning Herald
US hacked Al-Qaeda wesbsite, Clinton reveals — AFP
US unveils new tactics to tackle Al Qaeda propaganda — RT
U.S. Admits Hacking Yemeni Al-Qaeda Websites — Radio Free Europe
U.S. Government Used Cyber Attacks Against Al Qaeda — Daily Tech
U.S. Now Fighting Al Qaeda for Hearts and Minds of Internet Users — New York Magazine


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