June 14, 2017

Israeli hackers break into ISIS network, discover they're building laptop bombs

StaffRebel Columnist

Israeli government hackers have uncovered a plot by ISIS to build laptop bombs that would get through airport x-ray machines.

The New York Times reports that “top Israeli cyberoperators penetrated a small cell of extremist bombmakers in Syria months ago and discovered ISIS was making bombs that would look just like a battery in a laptop.

According to Business Insider, the report “that the intelligence gleaned from the electronic heist was 'so exquisite' that it helped US spies get an understanding of how such devices would be detonated.”

In March, The Department of Homeland Security implemented a ban on devices larger than a cellphone from being carried onto aircraft originating from 10 countries in Africa and the Middle East.

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commented 2017-06-14 20:35:06 -0400
Rebel, thanks for reporting. I would like to see more Israeli news reported.
commented 2017-06-14 17:36:38 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,511 Attacks, 216,162 Killed, 297,396 Injured that we know of

No new numbers since yesterday. I guess even Islamic terrorists need a day off once in a while. Watch this video and you will clearly see the Satanic EVIL that is intrinsic to Islam…. even so-called moderate Islam: https://youtu.be/8TQoUSERbxM
commented 2017-06-14 17:21:47 -0400
Couldn’t they have left at least one – for Hillary’s plane, or Trudeau’s?
commented 2017-06-14 16:59:37 -0400
Keith Barnes how dare you, those evil Jews are just making it harder for those poor oppressed isis freedom fighters to fight the good fight, since they are only victims of the evil west and the evil state of Israel. So did you like my troll impression?

Sarcasm aside-Well Said, they deserve praise.
commented 2017-06-14 16:01:02 -0400
Keith Barnes, I echo your comment.
commented 2017-06-14 13:40:23 -0400
Thank You, Israeli Government Hackers, You have just saved many Lives. You All deserve a Medal.
commented 2017-06-14 13:32:20 -0400
Let’s hope that one of the ISIS forgets which laptop has a bomb in it and opens it to use it. Boom! ISIS shithead splattered all over the walls and ceiling.
commented 2017-06-14 13:15:34 -0400
Isn’t this the same intel Trump was accused of passing on the Russians? Don’t know about anyone else but as far as I’m concerned passing this info on to intelligence agencies of other countries, yes including Russia, is a good thing. The fewer airliners full of people blown out of the sky the better.