‘Tunisian Cyber Army’ And ‘Al-Qaeda Electronic Army’ Reportedly Hack Pentagon, State Department Websites

March 11, 2013

On March 7, 2013, Tunisian Cyber Army (TCA) posted on Twitter[1] its plans to launch a cyber-campaign titled “#opBlackSummer,” which it said would extend from May 31 until September 11, 2013. TCA warned that it, along with “Al-Qaeda Electronic Army,” it would direct “painful blows” to the U.S. till it achieved “victory” against the latter. A few days later, on March 10, TCA claimed in an Arabic Tweet that “Thanks to Allah, the Al-Qaeda digital [team], in collaboration with us [i.e. TCA] ,succeeded in striking America [with] a painful blow against the Pentagon.”

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