US Hacks Websites of Terror Affiliate in Yemen

Thursday, 24 May 2012 09:49 AM

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Web sites running al-Qaida propaganda in Yemen have been hacked by U.S. cyber experts. The hackers from the State Department filled the sites with information about civilians killed in terror strikes, The Washington Post reported.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told workers at the Special Operations Command in Tampa that when al-Qaida propaganda appeared on sites in Yemen “within 48 hours, our team plastered the same sites with altered versions . . . that showed the toll al-Qaida attacks have taken on the Yemeni people.”

Clinton said the hacking was an example of counterterrorism cooperation between the State Department, the intelligence community, and the military, the Post reported. The hacking was done by the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications, based at the State Department, Clinton said according to the Post, with help from both the military and the intelligence community.


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