UK Authorities Brace For 'Cyber Jihad' By Al Qaeda After Bin Laden Death

Posted in: Legal & Security at 13/07/2011 20:46

British authorities are bracing for an increase in cyberterrorism as al Qaeda calls for "cyber jihad" following the death of Osama bin Laden, according to a report released Tuesday.

"There will be more cyber terrorism," said the report, released by the British Home Office to outline the country's counter-terrorism strategy. "We must increase our understanding of how terrorists use the Internet."

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She indicated that the Home Office will no longer rely on seeking "difficult to negotiate" general agreements of no torture and no ill-treatment with countries such as Algeria in order to deport foreign terror suspects, but instead will try to strike individual deals in each case.

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