Friday, May 25, 2012

Battlefield Publicity 

This is an interesting story of cyber warfare and an unusual way to do publicity.  Attack the enemy's web sites with truth.  Let the Muslim public know the facts rather than the promises of terrorists.  Al Qaida in Yemen must be unhappy with the exposure of the number of Muslim civilian deaths from its activities.  

Bravo to the cyber warriors who infiltrated the Al Qaida sites and pulled this off.  It took a number of technological and language skills working together.  While this is not an example of anything that could be done in the civilian world, it uses the same principles of PR. Expose the facts to the public as a way of persuading them.  Al Qaida might be changing passwords and securing their sites more heavily now, but each time cyber warriors penetrate them is a victory on the online battlefield.


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