terrorism

ISIS Has A New Terrorism Tactic: Doxing US Soldiers 

The Islamic State’s “Hacking Division” has posted personal information about more than 100 US military personnel online, and is encouraging supporters in America to use the info to kill the military members. Doxing is the latest digital weapon in ISIS’s tech-savvy arsenal.


Two Ex-Army Rangers Believe Thongs And Sarongs Will Defeat ISIS

I recently met two ex-Army Rangers in a bar, and got onto the topic of the war against ISIS. They told me they knew the solution: flip flops (or thongs). I scoffed, which probably isn’t something you should do to an Army Ranger’s face. And they put me in my place.


Tony Abbott Wants To Stop Kids Being Radicalised Online

Prime Minister Tony Abbott continues to charge down the National Security rabbit-hole, delivering a speech to the Australian Federal Police today on why we need metadata so bad, while adding that the Australian government needs to employ social media expert gurus to stop Aussie kids being “radicalised” online.


How Charlie Hebdo Created The Cover That Made Them A Terrorist Target

Back in 2006, Jérôme Lambert and Philippe Picard made this short documentary showing the creative process behind the first cover that made the fanatics to target Charlie Hebdo, a magazine that I used to read when I was a student in France. A unique look into a creative process that will surprise many Americans.


The Hackers Won. Now What?

Earlier today, the five largest movie theatre chains in the country decided that they would not, in fact, show The Interview, a movie about a large scruffy man and a dazed handsome man who assassinate North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. The retreat prompted Sony Pictures to cancel the movie’s premiere altogether. And the ramifications of that choice are going to be felt for a long, long time.


Dumb Wi-Fi Network Name Delays Flight For Four Hours

Some asshat at Los Angeles International Airport ruined a plane-full of people’s days on Sunday night. He named a Wi-Fi network “Al-Quida Free Terror Nettwork”, and a passenger about to take off on a 9am flight to London noticed it. The plane didn’t take off until 1pm as a result.


Recovered ISIS Laptop Reveals Terror Group's Bio-Warfare Plans

When fighters belonging to a moderate Syrian rebel force raided an ISIS hideout earlier this year, they could never have expected to come away with a haul as valuable as this. What they found wasn’t weapons or ammo or money, it was a laptop. A laptop filled with thousands of hidden files filled containing schemes, bomb-making instructions and research on building a homebrew biological weapon of mass destruction.


ISIS Militants Use The Same Drones As Ordinary Folks

What kind of drones do ISIS militants use? Nothing fancy actually: in fact, they use an off-the-shelf consumer drone like a DJI Phantom.


Nearly Half The Names On The US Terrorist Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties

Today in bad news about the government watching you, we learnt that the US government’s terrorist watch list has doubled in recent years. What’s worse, however, is that the government admits that over 40 per cent of the people on that list have “no recognized terrorist group affiliation”. None.


Australian 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Poster Pulled After Controversial Terrorism References

Paramount Pictures in Australia is into some hot water today following a poster promo for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, and its abstract links to the September 11 terrorist attacks. Whoops.