The ISIS always instructs its militants to stay safe online avoiding the exposure to intelligence agencies and web surveillance.
A new group operating on the web, called the Afaaq Electronic Foundation, is becoming even more active. It is conducting a massive campaign to train ISIS’s members and sympathizers. The Afaaq Electronic Foundation is running a campaign for “raising security and technical awareness” among IS members.
AEF is born from three previous ISIS-affiliated accounts that were involved in the past for the distribution of security tutorials and guidelines to securely use tools avoiding a “strict monitoring imposed by Western intelligence agencies on Internet users.”
The group promotes itself as an “independent technical foundation focused on raising security and technical awareness among the monotheists,”
The Afaaq Electronic Foundation (AEF) account was created on January 30, is is already followed by more than 2,200 followers on Telegram and Twitter.
The account is sharing a video on its activities, explaining the training offer and providing instructions on the principal software used to anonymize the online presence. The training explains how to use VPN software, access the Tor network, and browser plugins to hide IP addresses.
The group is also spreading information on how securely use mobile phone for its communication and avoid to be identified by the Intelligence.
In the document published by the account is described a list of browser plugins and software hide user’s identity online.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.