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Cyber-Sleuth Sniffs Out Possible Online Threats in Homage of Osama Bin Laden

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While law enforcement officers monitor airports and U.S. embassy sites for possible retaliatory attacks as a result of Osama Bin Laden's death, University of Alabama at Birmingham's renowned cyber-sleuth is doing the same thing, but online.

Since the news of Bin Laden's death, Gary Warner, director of research in computer forensics, has been reviewing hacker chat rooms and looking for signs of particular threats or hostile response.

So far, he's found heavy activity among three groups: Jihadi groups, those without a "cyber" component; pro-Palestinian groups who historically are not linked to Al Qaeda; and Arabic-language hacker groups.

From University of Alabama at Birmingham
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