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Is the DWP Daesh?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter


    Hackers have claimed that a number of Islamic State supporters' social media accounts are being run from internet addresses linked to the Department of Work and Pensions.

    A group of four young computer experts who call themselves VandaSec have unearthed evidence indicating that at least three ISIS-supporting accounts can be traced back to the DWP.

    Every computer and mobile phone logs onto the internet using an IP address, which is a type of identification number.

    The hacking collective showed Mirror Online details of the IP addresses used by a trio of separate digital jihadis to access Twitter accounts, which have been used to spread extremist propaganda.

    At first glance, the IP addresses seem to be based in Saudi Arabia, but upon further inspection using specialist tools they appeared to link back to the DWP.

    Pinch of salt? Or buy it?

    Turns out we sold IP addresses to the Saudis... and they now use them for extremism?
  2. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Any chance this might free the world of politics from that smug idiot, IDS?
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    You'd hope...

    It's just weird, so the UK government is raising money by selling on IP properties, bought by two Saudi companies who then sold them on to ISIS supporters?


    I mean, I don't think there is some guy in the DWP co-ordinating ISIS, nothing as daft as that... just interesting how government operates.
    kibosh likes this.
  4. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    The DWP run a great number of public access computers all over the UK.
    Whilst it is possible for people to be using them for such purposes, knowing 1st hand (See later) the restrictions built into both the software and hardware and the monitoring of usage that occurs I really really doubt that that DWP public access computers are being used to power ISIS propaganda,
    They may however have been used to set up the twitter accounts or the e-mail addresses used to set them up.
    IF this is the case it is extremely likely that the real names of the people can be traced really easily and that they will have CCTV images to further identify them

    (This is my current day job )
    kibosh likes this.

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