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Terrorists used Internet to get info on potential targets

The Bush administration`s top cyberdefense official said today there is evidence that the terrorist group al-Qaeda was using the Internet to gather intelligence about critical facilities in the U.S., and other terrorist groups and nations may be doing the same. But so far, said Richard Clarke, the head of the White House`s Office of Cyberdefenses, al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations have limited their use of the Internet for communication and propaganda purposes. “None of those traditional terrorist groups has yet to attack over the Internet,” said Clarke, who appeared today before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, but “that may be about to change.” Full Story

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