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Milestones in Digital Terrorism

Global terrorism is increasingly characterized by online activity; counterterrorism today requires understanding an adversary’s new media and cyber capabilities. Terror organizations hack and tweet in order to recruit, fundraise, promote ideologies, and coordinate kinetic attacks. With that in mind, the Digital Futures Project is compiling a timeline of milestones in digital terrorism, including the release of encryption programs and OpSec manuals for jihadists, instances of financial fraud, and doxes, among other incidents. Items are tagged with keywords to indicate the event category, followed by brief summaries.

Milestones in Digital Terrorism

Global terrorism is increasingly characterized by online activity, while counterterrorism requires understanding an adversary’s new media and cyber capabilities. Terror organizations hack and tweet in order to recruit, fundraise, promote ideologies, and coordinate kinetic attacks. With that in mind, the Digital Futures Project is compiling a timeline of milestones in digital terrorism, including the release of encryption programs and OpSec manuals for jihadists, data breaches and doxes, and other incidents. Entries are tagged with keywords and followed by brief summaries.

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Meg King

Meg King

Strategic and National Security Advisor to the Wilson Center's CEO & President; Director of the Science and Technology Innovation Program
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Digital Futures Project

Less and less of life, war and business takes place offline. More and more, policy is transacted in a space poorly understood by traditional legal and political authorities. The Digital Futures Project is a map to constraints and opportunities generated by the innovations around the corner - a resource for policymakers navigating a world they didn’t build.  Read more