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Weapons of Mass Disruption

The terrorists have been going “virtual” for a long time now. A new, but largely unnoticed, front in the war on terrorism is being played out on the Internet, where terrorist recruitment and planning is gaining momentum. Over the last two years, the United States has been fighting a losing battle against al-Qaida on the World Wide Web. Once identified, al-Qaida-affiliated Web sites are quickly hacked or shut down, only to reappear at another Web address or on another server. This regeneration allows terrorist documents to be published, and vital messages to be delivered. And as al-Qaida’s computer-savvy supporters become more adept, the time between disruption and reappearance is shrinking. This ominous trend is just one part of a growing cyberthreat terrorists now pose to the United States. Full Story

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