Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Neo-Nazis v. ISIS - Social Media Phenomenon

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On 4 September 2016, Wapack Labs revealed an .edu study regarding social media vendor statistical information which commented: Neo-Nazi social media activity has over taken ISIS related post surge.  This may be due to Twitter closely scrutinizing ISIS sites, but also indicates a rise in Neo-Nazi type rhetoric.  This presents a new phenomenon which can be attributed to many factors. Current immigration issues in Western Europe and U.S. equivalent concerns has forged a path in dredging past white supremacy ideology.  This once more proves the seriousness of negative social media tool uses shaping sentiment; concerning both public safety and corporate business alike.  We are providing this information for your situational awareness.

Publication date:                        4 September 2016

Handling requirements:              Traffic light protocol (TLP) GREEN

Attribution/Threat Actors:          Social media  

Actor Type:                                 Tier I or II              

Potential Targets:                       USA / Western Europe

Past Reporting:                           DOC-4215; DOC-4189; DOC-4198, DOC-3688

The full attribution report has been published in its entirety in the Red Sky Alliance portal.  For more information please contact the lab directly at 844-4-WAPACK, 603-606-1246, or feedback@wapacklabs.com.

About Wapack Labs

Wapack Labs, located in New Boston, NH is a Cyber Threat Analysis and Intelligence organization supporting the Red Sky Alliance, the FS-ISAC and individual organizations by offering expert level targeted intelligence analysis answering some of the hardest questions in Cyber.  Wapack Labs’ engineers, researchers and analysts use deep analysis techniques and visualization to design and deliver transformational cyber-security analysis tools that fuse open source and proprietary information.  The intelligence derived from these tools and techniques serve as the foundation of Wapack Labs’ information reporting to the cyber-security teams of its customers and industry partners located around the world.