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FC: U.K. firm finds hidden messages that "might" implicate bin Laden
From: InfoSec News <isn () c4i org>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 06:17:50 -0500 (CDT)

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Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 00:52:37 -0400
From: Declan McCullagh <declan () well com>
To: politech () politechbot com
Cc: victoria.masterson () businessam co uk
Subject: FC: U.K. firm finds hidden messages that "might" implicate bin 

[I'm not sure how seriously I'd take these articles without more facts. 
Also note that there have been reports -- based on the usual anonymous 
government sources --  that the Sep. 11 terrorists used encryption 


    War on Terrorism: Scots hunt bin Laden on dark side of web
    by Victoria Masterson
    Published: 00:05, Oct 10, 2001

    Iomart, the communications company, has uncovered coded messages on
    the internet which might be linked to Osama bin Laden.
    The Glasgow firm was called in to help in the war on terrorism by the
    US authorities two days after the 11 September attacks.
    American intelligence officers are now using technology from the Scots
    company to try to unravel the terrorist's sophisticated communications

    The system of encrypting text on the Internet is thought to be used by
    bin Laden and his associates as a means of communication, according to
    In recent weeks, Iomart experts have unearthed hundreds of files, some
    of them containing Arabic text and dates which have been passed on to

And other recent stego-related articles:

Time to dump IIS?
Oct. 10, 2001 04:41 ET

MIKE WENDLAND: Web combed for clues to bin Laden terrorism network
Oct. 9, 2001 05:00 ET

The proof they did not reveal
Oct. 7, 2001 02:35 ET

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