Thursday, February 28, 2008

Terrorist Fundraising Via Credit Card Theft

Credit card theft (both from manual swiping and network intrusions) has been identified in several major terrorist funding investigations. Dennis Lormel looks at three cases and the lack of a coherent strategy to investigate or prevent these types of crime:
"The above cases [Ali Al Marri, Imam Samudra author of "Hacking, Why Not" and Younes Tsouli, aka Terrorist 007] are particularly troubling because of the upward trend of terrorists communicating on and using the internet as a learning tool. In both the Samudra and Terrorist 007 cases, they left their successful tradecraft on web pages and in chat rooms for aspiring terrorists to learn and grow from."

Terrorists and Credit Card Fraud…a Quiet Epidemic

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