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Islamic State launches new cyber war magazine for jihadists

India TV News Desk 08 Jan 2016, 21:37:15 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Dreaded terrorist organisation  Islamic State (IS) has launched a magazine- 'Kybernetiq', which is reportedly  design to guide jihadist on how to take part in 'cyber war' against other countries.

Kybernetiq states that, it is very important to learn about the importance of technology and learn how to apply it correctly.

In its first article, 'Digital Brand,' stated, " as a brother in Islam, I feel obliged in this post-Snowden era to strongly discourage crypto-programs with a mujahid branding. This includes programs like Asrar al-Mujahideen, Amn al-Mujahid, Asrar al-Ghurabaa and various mobile applications.''

The author paid special attention to the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG)-encryption program, which act as a "nightmare" against intelligence agencies.

The articles provide a clear description about the programmes and providing "step-by-step instructions" for installing and using it.

Articles in the Kybernetiq magazine include guidance on how to stay cautious and observant about the people while communicating with them.

"The enemy is reading you. Stay vigilant and don't underestimate them," states articles in Kybernetiq.

Readers are also offered for various internet alternatives like Whatsapp, Gmail and Hotmail and told not to share confidential information.

Under a section titled "Metadata can kill", author of the magazine clearly warns of surveillance which is undertaken by intelligence agencies like the US National Security Agency (NSA).

In one of its article, it tells its user to be attentive and make sure that the user is always one step ahead of their enemies.  

Islamic State supporters are continuously attempting to launch their own social network which is becoming a challenge for the intelligence agencies to knock these sites offline.