The deadly Paris terrorist attacks are prompting western governments to step up efforts to block the Islamic State from using cyber space to communicate, recruit members and propagandize.
The terrorists who killed 130 people and wounded more than 300 Nov. 13 used an encrypted messaging service called Telegram that was developed in Russia that some analysts say was used by Islamic State to coordinate the attacks.
The discovery prompted Telegram, a pro-privacy organization that allows users to communicate using encryption and to self-destruct messages, to suspend 78 accounts of IS sympathizers and supporters on Nov. 18. “We were disturbed to learn that Telegram’s public channels were being used by ISIS to spread their propaganda,” the company said. “We are carefully reviewing all… Read More