Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Social Media and Terrorist Communication

On 18 August 2016, Wapack Labs identified a Twitter post that reported Twitter’s suspension of more than 250,000 accounts for suspected terrorist promotion.  This is a continuing and cooperative effort to curtail violent extremism and terroristic messaging/recruitment.  Social media providers often work with law enforcement in an attempt to identify bad actors.  We are providing this information for your situational awareness.

Publication date:  19 August 2016
Handling requirements:  Traffic light protocol (TLP) GREEN 
Attribution/Threat Actors:  OSINT –  Social Media
Actor Type:  Tier II
Potential Targets:  USA / International
Past Reporting:  DOC-3298, DOC-2702 & DOC-4079

This report was published in its entirety to the Financial Services ISAC and Red Sky Alliance portal on August 1, 2016.  For more information, contact Wapack Labs at 844-4-WAPACK.