Review Of Recent Content Posted On The Al-Qaeda-‎Affiliated Technical Telegram Channel Of The Global ‎Islamic Media Front (GIMF) ‎

May 23, 2017

GIMF_Tech1 is a public Telegram channel belonging to the technical department of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF), which posts a variety of technical information. The channel currently has 466 members.

The content posted by the channel consists of reposts of tweets published on the Twitter account of “Abu ‘Abdallah Technician,” who is apparently the main figure behind GIMF’s technical efforts, and of reposts of technical news from Western and Arab sources. The latter’s links are shortened via the URL shortening service Most of the reposted news is from, an Arabic technical news website.

GIMF technical Twitter account (Source:, May 15, 2017)

Content posted in the last several weeks has included, inter alia, news about recently discovered vulnerabilities and malware and about cyberattacks, and recommendations for protection against hacking.

Below are sample posts from the GIMF_Tech1 channel on Telegram:

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