Counter Extremism Project Cautions Supporters on Targeted Cyber Attacks

The following is a statement from the Counter Extremism Project:

“The Counter Extremism Project has detected a concentrated effort by cyber terrorists to attack the organization and its supporters on social media.  

“Some individuals targeted by CEP as part of its #CEPDigitalDisruption campaign are engaged in an effort to hack the accounts of CEP supporters on Twitter via links to dangerous malware software.  

“We want to caution all of our Twitter followers and Facebook fans to not click on any suspicious or unrecognized links and to report any unauthorized activity on their accounts. We are working tirelessly to address this issue and are hopeful that it will be resolved quickly. CEP once again calls on Twitter to acknowledge the ongoing misuse of its services by extremists and to develop concrete solutions to counter this growing extremist threat online. 

“This attack will in no way hinder the Counter Extremism Project’s mission of fighting extremism wherever it is found.” 

 

About The Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, international policy organization formed to combat the growing threat from extremist ideology. Led by a renowned group of former world leaders and former diplomats it will aim to combat extremism by pressuring financial support networks, countering the narrative of extremists and their online recruitment, and advocating for strong laws, policies and regulations.

 

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On September 17, 2019, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated outside a Presidential rally in Charikar, Afghanistan, killing at least 26 people and injuring another 30. Later, a suicide bomber detonated outside the Ministry of Defense in Kabul, killing 22 and wounding 38 others. The Taliban claimed responsibility for both attacks. 

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