Pro-Al-Qaeda 'Bank Of Phone Numbers' Uses Dark Web To Facilitate Jihadi Media, Communication

September 21, 2023

On September 18, 2023, a pro-Al-Qaeda Telegram channel shared an article by a website that offers fake phone numbers for supporters and members of the jihadi organization, to facilitate internal communication and the use social media accounts to disseminate jihadi content. The lengthy article, which did not provide an address for the website, claimed that the website obtains the phone numbers from the dark web.

The article described the significant impact the website has had since its launch by helping jihadis operate online securely and disseminate content through multiple social media accounts at once. It also claimed that the website has impacted the availability of fake numbers on the Dark Web more broadly.

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