Unknown hackers temporarily shut down servers of the international terrorist group Al-Qaeda, depriving them of the ability to stream videos and statements on the Internet, the U.S. agency reported on Thursday(NBC News).
“The Al-Qaeda servers are temporarily inaccessible, the group has no channel of communication on the Internet”, said Evan Kohlmann expert of the company Flashpoint Global Partners, who specializes in tracking down terrorist sites.
The cyber attack against websites belonging to Al-Qaeda began a few days ago. According to Mr. Kohlmann, the attack was “well coordinated” and will be based on “relatively complex methods.”
Mr. Kohlmann believes that the restoration of pirated servers will take several days.
In early June, MI6, Secret Service outside the United Kingdom, and hacked a site linked to the Islamist movement. Instead of a recipe to make a homemade bomb at home, MI6 posted the recipe for cupcakes.