Al Qaeda's Tech Traps

Al Qaeda operatives may be comfortable crossing ancient deserts and employing guerrilla tactics, but they're also using the Web and computers.

The arrest of alleged Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Naeem Noor Khan, captured this summer with 51 optical discs and three computers chock-full of terror intelligence, is the most recent indicator of just how technically adept terror groups have become.

Computer and terrorist experts say Khan is one of many central nodes in a decentralized network of terrorists who have been using the Internet and cutting-edge technology as a way to organize terror campaigns and promote their cause online.


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