[blink] [blink]The web intelligence firm Recorded Future has posted two stories about how al Qaeda is using new encryption software in response to the Snowden disclosures. NPR picked up the story a week later.
My guess is that in this case they don't even bother with the encryption software; they just attack the users' computers. There's nothing that screams "hack me" more than using specially designed al Qaeda encryption software. There's probably a QUANTUMINSERT attack and FOXACID exploit already set on automatic fire.
I'm glad to see our enemies so monumentally stupid as to shine a searchlight on themselves. Awesome.
I've been very critical about how NSA is spying on citizens unsuspected of any crime, but this seems to be precisely what they should be doing. I'm even OK with secret FISA court warrants allowing automated monitoring (and even attacking) anyone using al Qaeda code. Seems like that falls under "probable cause" to me.