Saturday, January 10, 2009
The new generation terrorists are using online forums viz. Facebook, Mysapce, Orkut, etc. to recruit people who align themselves with the mission of al-Qaeda, creating global networks of terrorists. This pose a growing threat to the world.
Evan Kohlmann, a senior investigator and private consultant for Global Terror Alert, said at the International Conference on Cyber Security 2009 in New York that Cyberterrorists are using a series of online forums and at least one social networking site to recruit people to their cause. Many of these people never actually meet in person, but conspire online to launch both cyberterrorist and physical terrorist attacks such as suicide bombings.
Global Terror Alert is an online clearinghouse of information for counterterrorist researchers, analysts and policy-makers.