April 25, 2014 Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 1086

Al-Qaeda's Embrace Of Encryption Technology - Part II: 2011-2014, And The Impact Of Edward Snowden

April 25, 2014 | By Steven Stalinsky and R. Sosnow*
Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 1086

GIMF announcement of the release of its Asrar Al-Dardashah encryption software for instant messaging.


Table Of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Edward Snowden's Impact On Al-Qaeda's And Other Jihadi Organizations' Encrypted Communications
  • Al-Qaeda Media Wing Al-Sahab Moves To Using Encryption With Israel-Based Company
  • Al-Fajr Technical Committee Releases New Encryption Program
  • Islamic State Of Iraq And Al-Sham (ISIS) Launches Asrar Al-Ghurabaa' - The First Website For Secure Communication - To Rival Asrar Al-Mujahideen Software By GIMF       
  • Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF): Don't Trust Asrar Al-Ghurabaa'; Releases Asrar Al-Mujahideen Encryption Software For Mac, Mobiles; Warns Of Fakes
  • Syrian Al-Qaeda Affiliate Jabhat Al-Nusra Announces New Twitter Account, Gains Over 24,000 Followers Within First Days; Provides Encryption Key
  • Ansar Al-Mujahideen Arabic Forum (AMAF): Praise For Hacks Against American Websites And Offers Of Hacking Lessons; Lessons On Encryption, Tor; Quotes By AQAP Leader
  • Pakistan-Based Jihadi Organization Lashkar-e-Taiba Uses Exclusive Skype-Type Application To Plan Terror Attacks
  • Al-Qaeda In The Arabian Peninsula (AQAP): Inspire Magazine And Other Publications Utilization of Encryption Technologies
  • Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahideen, Al-Qaeda's Somalia Affiliate, Provides Encryption Codes
  • Shumoukh Al-Islam, The Main Al-Qaeda Forum, Provides Instructions For Accessing It Via Encrypted URL
  • Taliban English Magazine Azan Provides Encryption
  • The Internet Archive - Based In San Francisco, Used By Online Jihadis To Provide Encryption Lessons For Communicating With Al-Qaeda



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