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(Wikipdia) Junaid Hussain (Arabic: جنید حسین, born c.1994 – 26 August 2015) and was a British black hat hacker and propagandist under the nom de guerre of Abu Hussain al-Britani who supported the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Hussain, who grew up in Birmingham, was jailed in 2012 for hacking Tony Blair's accounts and posting his personal information online. Hussain left the UK around 2013 for Syria, and was at one point suspected of being the infamous executioner "Jihadi John". Hussain was in online contact with one of the gunmen behind the Curtis Culwell Center attack of May 2015. Before the incident, an attacker posted online statements on Twitter, in which he requested others to follow Hussain's account. After the shooting occurred, Hussain wrote: "Allahu Akbar!!!! 2 of our brothers just opened fire." Hussain may also have influenced suspected Boston terrorist Usaamah Rahim over social media. Hussain was caught by undercover reporters posing as wannabe jihadis telling them to carry out so-called 'Lone Wolf' attacks in Britain and even sent them bomb-making guidebooks.
- wife: Sally Jones, from Kent converted to Islam an unemployed mother-of-two, who joined ISIS in 2013.
- Grew up Muslim the eldest son of a lunch lady
- 2012 Hussain, , was a hacker who led a group known as Team Poison.
- Hussain posted the sensitive contact information of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair online, including his email address and National Insurance number Hussain, 20, was He hacked into the personal Gmail account of the former Prime Minister’s special adviser Katy Kay using an ID ‘trick’ and took email addressees and private phone numbers of Mr Blair, his wife Cherie, and sister-in-law, as well as contacts in the House of Lords and Parliament.
- Jailed for six months in 2012 for stealing personal information relating to the former prime minister and his family. unknown youth detention facility. [bm]
- Made a series of hoax calls to a counter-terror hotline in consecutive days, ensuring that its phone lines were constantly blocked. blocked a police anti-terrorist hotline after bombarding it with more than 100 prank calls. [bm]
- 2013 Sally Jones, a 40-year-old Muslim convert from Kent joins terror group ISIS
- He received another three months in prison for the disruptive calls.
- Released from prison
- 2013 Hussain fled his family home in King's Heath to war-torn Syria, according to local newspaper The Birmingham Mail. believed he travelled to Syria last year while on police bail.
- June 4 2014 Hussain tweeted a reference to the black flag associated with Islamists: “One day the flag of tawheed will fly over 10 Downing Street and the White House.”2014 warned in a tweet from Syria that "one day the flag of tawheed(oneness to Allah) will fly over 10 Downing Street and the White House." He also posted pictures of himself on Twitter, posing with an automatic weapon.
- In Syria, Hussain married another British ISIS member, Sally Jones, a 40-year-old Muslim convert from Kent who joined the terror group in 2013. Bothreportedly led ISIS's recruitment efforts from the de-facto capital of the group's caliphate, the Syrian city of Raqqa. But Jones' recently claimed on Twitter that the pair had moved to Mosul, an ISIS-controlled city in Iraq.
- May 3, 2015 Curtis Culwell Center attack was carried out by two men who attacked officers with gunfire at the entrance to an exhibit featuring cartoon images of Muhammad at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas who were contacted and praised by Hussein who knew of the attack plans.
- June 2, 2015 Hussain may also have influenced suspected Boston terrorist Usaamah Rahim over social media, a 26-year-old Muslim man was shot and killed by police officers in Boston after waving a knife in the air.
- August 11, 2015 Married British ISIS commanders dubbed 'Mr and Mrs Terror' claim bombers are ready to carry out 'lone wolf' terror attacks in the UK - including VJ Day plot targeting the Queen ISIS in Syria is urging British jihadis to bring carnage to streets of UK They no longer urge them to travel to Syria, but say stay and fight at home British jihadis Junaid Hussain and Sally Jones sent bomb-making manuals to undercover reporters posing as ISIS recruits Former fighter says five recruits have returned to UK to launch strikes UK Daily Mail Details of new plots were revealed in messages from former computer hacker Junaid Hussain and his wife Sally Jones, an unemployed mother-of-two, who joined ISIS in 2013. The pair - dubbed Mr and Mrs Terror after repeatedly being caught trying to incite carnage - told undercover reporters posing as wannabe jihadis to carry out so-called 'Lone Wolf' attacks in Britain and even sent them bomb-making guidebooks.
- Newsweek Europe Junaid Hussain: How a Boy From Birmingham Became ISIS's Leading Hacker 8/27/15 reportedly third on the Pentagon's ISIS kill list, had been killed in a strike in Syria. Only ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and British-born ISIS executioner Jihadi John were higher priority targets than Hussain.
- Wall Street Journal: Hacker Killed by Drone Was Islamic State's 'Secret Weapon ...August 28, 2015; excerpt
Junaid Hussain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Junaid Hussain (Arabic: جنید حسین, born c.1994 – 26 August 2015) and was a British black hat hacker and propagandist under the nom de guerre of Abu Hussain al-Britani who supported the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Hussain, who grew up in Birmingham, was jailed in 2012 for hacking Tony Blair's accounts and posting his personal information online. Hussain left the UK around 2013 for Syria, and was at one point suspected of being the infamous executioner "Jihadi John".
Hussain was known as TriCk from the disbanded hacking group TeaMp0isoN. He was a key figure in a group of Islamist computer hackers who call themselves the Cyber Caliphate. The Islamist hackers have been involved in defacing French websites during the 2015 Île-de-France attacks and the Twitter feeds of the U.S. Central Command, Newsweek and the International Business Times. The group is believed to be behind the use of a spearfishing attack that exposed identities of rebel media groups.
Hussain was in online contact with one of the gunmen behind the Curtis Culwell Center attack of May 2015. Before the incident, an attacker posted online statements on Twitter, in which he requested others to follow Hussain's account. After the shooting occurred, Hussain wrote: "Allahu Akbar!!!! 2 of our brothers just opened fire."[original research?]
Hussain was a prominent target on the Pentagon's Disposition Matrix due to his influence overseas. US officials say they have a “high level of confidence” that Hussain was killed with two of his bodygards in a drone strike against his car in a Raqqa petrol station on August 26, 2015.
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Hacking in the 2010s
- Operation Aurora (2010)
- Australian cyberattacks (2010)
- Operation Payback (2010)
- HBGary Federal (2011)
- DigiNotar (2011)
- Operation Tunisia (2011)
- 2011 PlayStation Network outage (2011)
- Operation AntiSec (2011)
- Stratfor email leak (2012–13)
- LinkedIn hack (2012)
- South Korea cyberattack (2013)
- Snapchat hack (2013)
- Operation Tovar (2014)
- 2014 celebrity photo hack(2014)
- Heartbleed (2014)
- Shellshock (2014)
- POODLE (2014)
- Sony Pictures Entertainment hack (2014)
- Office of Personnel Management data breach (2015)
- Hacking Team (2015)
- Ashley Madison (2015)
- Stagefright (2015)
Hacking in the 2010s
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