Online Jihadis Increasingly Posting Information, Training On Hacking Technology; Lesson No. 1 In Website Hacking and R57 Shellcode

November 21, 2011

On November 17, 2011, on the Al-Fida jihadi forum, “Al-Muhajir Al-Afriqi” (“The African Muhajir“) posted information on website hacking and on the use of the malicious shellcode r57.[1]

The post, which became a thread, marks an ongoing and expanding trend among online jihadis and among terrorist organizations such as Al-Qaeda of providing information and advanced training to potential individual operators about how to wage e-jihad.[2]

The information in Al-Afriqi’s post, titled “Lesson One: Website Hacking Concepts and Information About R57 Shell,” is in fact a repost from Jyyoush Al-Hackers (“The Hackers’ Armies,” aljyyosh.com), an Arabic-language website dedicated entirely to the art of hacking.

The main Jyyoush Al-Hackers page provides links to a great deal of information and tutorials on hacking, including website, machine and email hacking. It also provides information on hacking tools and on detecting and exploiting vulnerabilities.

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