Islamic militants are urging their followers to spread malware for Ramadan
Islamic militants are spreading messages on their social media channels urging jihadists to spread malware attacks to spy on the enemy for Ramadan.On Wednesday, a group of jihadists used the MuslimTec channel of Telegram, an encrypted messaging app, to urge fellow Muslims not to be lazy during the holy month of Ramadan and to engage in “cyberjihad” instead.“Wake up wake up don’t be lazy tomorrow is the month of jihad in every front in dawa in jihad in cyberjihad in every front did u know the messenger selelahu aleyhi weselem used to spy on qurish by sending men from suhaba? [sic]” reads a message in the MuslimTec channel, which uses a mix of Internet slang and broken English, among other languages. “Then send ur malaware [sic] and spy them be the reviver of Sunnah wake up let make this remedan [sic] different than before may allah accept us our fasting and supplication allahum am.”The messages then claimed that members of the group had created new software for steganography called Muslim Crypt. The information was discovered by the Washington, D.C.-based SITE Intelligence group, which monitors extremist activity online.