|By Bob Gourley||
|May 9, 2014 09:16 PM EDT||
By Bob Gourley
Students of history know what happens when adversaries learn how the good guys collect intelligence on them. They change their tactics, techniques or procedures and it gets much harder to know their intentions.
Most of us knew this is what would happen with the disclosures by Edward Snowden. And testimony by intelligence community professionals indicates they have had evidence this was occurring.
Now in one particular case we can verify that this is happening. Research released today by Recorded Future does just that.
As a reminder, Recorded Future brings insights from the global grid of the Internet into the hands of analysts and researchers. Analysts can use Recorded Future to visualize information in multiple intuitive ways that can help draw out insights from an incredible array of sources. I try to track the power of this system in many use cases but am continually surprised at how powerful a capability it is. Not only does it put web intelligence into context, but it enables assessments to be created, further researched/analyzed, and shared and collaborated over, all very quickly.
It is instructive to see how they can present this latest research into ways Al-Qaeda innovated after Snowden’s revelations.
Now for more on their assessment:
Recorded Future reported that:
Since 2007, Al-Qaeda’s use of encryption technology has been based on the Mujahideen Secrets platform which has developed to include support for mobile, instant messaging, and Macs.
Following the June 2013 Edward Snowden leaks we observe an increased pace of innovation, specifically new competing jihadist platforms and three (3) major new encryption tools from three (3) different organizations – GIMF, Al-Fajr Technical Committee, and ISIS – within a three to five-month time frame of the leaks.
They provide more meat and graphics here.
Nov. 27, 2014 04:00 PM EST Reads: 1,789
Nov. 27, 2014 04:00 PM EST Reads: 1,957
Nov. 27, 2014 03:00 PM EST Reads: 2,130
Nov. 27, 2014 03:00 PM EST Reads: 1,921
Nov. 27, 2014 03:00 PM EST Reads: 1,284
Nov. 27, 2014 01:00 PM EST Reads: 2,034
Nov. 27, 2014 11:00 AM EST Reads: 1,828
Nov. 27, 2014 10:00 AM EST Reads: 1,855
Nov. 27, 2014 08:00 AM EST Reads: 1,799
Nov. 27, 2014 07:45 AM EST Reads: 1,966
Nov. 27, 2014 07:00 AM EST Reads: 2,023
Nov. 27, 2014 06:45 AM EST Reads: 2,083
Nov. 27, 2014 06:45 AM EST Reads: 1,995
Nov. 27, 2014 04:00 AM EST Reads: 1,668
Nov. 27, 2014 04:00 AM EST Reads: 1,695
Nov. 26, 2014 02:00 PM EST Reads: 2,019
Nov. 24, 2014 07:00 PM EST Reads: 2,212
Nov. 24, 2014 12:00 PM EST Reads: 1,957
Nov. 24, 2014 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,309
Nov. 24, 2014 09:00 AM EST Reads: 2,175