Online Jihadis Increasingly Posting Information, Training On Hacking Technology; Lesson No. 1 In Website Hacking and R57 Shellcode

November 21, 2011
On November 17, 2011, on the Al-Fida jihadi forum, "Al-Muhajir Al-Afriqi" ("The African Muhajir") posted information on website hacking and on the use of the malicious shellcode r57.[1] The post, which became a thread, marks an ongoing and expanding trend among online jihadis and among terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda of providing information and advanced training to potential individual operators about how to wage e-jihad.[2] The information in Al-Afriqi's post, titled "Lesson One: Website Hacking Concepts and Information About R57 Shell," is in fact a repost from Jyyoush Al-Hackers ("The Hackers' Armies,", an Arabic-language website dedicated entirely to the art of hacking. The main Jyyoush Al-Hackers page provides links to a great deal of information and tutorials on hacking, including website, machine and email hacking. It also provides information on hacking tools and on detecting and exploiting vulnerabilities. To request a full copy of this MEMRI Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor report, send us an email with the report title, number, and date in the subject line, and include your name, title, organization, and official contact info in the body of the email.

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