[ISN] Hackers attack Al Qaeda-linked websites

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Thu Sep 30 06:23:48 EDT 2004

Forwarded from: Jei <jei at cc.hut.fi>


September 29, 2004

Hackers have attacked a website of an Al Qaeda-linked group, that
beheaded two US hostages in Iraq, re-routing visitors to a page
showing a penguin toting a machine gun and warning against hosting
such sites.

The site of the Tawhid and Jihad Group of Al Qaeda ally Abu Musab
al-Zarqawi, set up on a site providing free web hosting, last week
carried a tape of British hostage Kenneth Bigley appealing for his
life as well as videos of the decapitation of the two US hostages.

"Host them and your next!" was the message left on the site by the
hackers, calling themselves TeAmZ USA, who have already attacked
several Islamist and pro-Al Qaeda websites.

Zarqawi's group has threatened to kill Bigley next if women prisoners
in Iraq are not released, but has not set a deadline.

Al Qaeda and other militant groups have widely used the Internet to
spread their message, often using sites providing free web hosting and
frequently moving after their sites have been taken down.

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