Thursday, March 10, 2016

Hack Brief: ISIS Data Breach Identifies 22,000 Members | WIRED

Interesting times

"If the leaked ISIS information is as real and comprehensive as it appears to be, it could be a unexpected gift for security agencies and prosecutors trying to track ISIS’ members and prevent more recruits from joining, says Matthew Levitt, a counterterrorism analyst with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The leaked questionnaires include a list of all countries visited by the ISIS applicants, which could help map out the routes of foreign fighters seeking to join the movement. And both prosecutors and law enforcement agencies will scour the data for clues as to the recruitment contacts that may be operating in the United States or Europe. “From a macro intelligence perspective, this type of information is a treasure trove for intelligence analysts,” says Levitt."
Hack Brief: ISIS Data Breach Identifies 22,000 Members | WIRED
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