Kuwaiti Security Firm Writes A Guide To Cyber Security For Gaza Journalists, Wired And Other Media Writes It Up As ‘ISIS OPSEC Manual’ !
Update: CyberKov issues a statement regarding the issue at the end of the post.
There are some positive things about the US and Western lead Alliance war against the Islamic State which started more than a year ago directly after it was carried indirectly by proxies.
One of these positive things is that the war exposes the media in the Arab and Western world about the lies they spread and the news they cook about IS, meaning if the lie about IS they can lie about anything specially anyone who is in opposition of the Western governments like Wikileaks and Edward Snowden.
One of the recently cooked news is a story by a well respected tech magazine wired title “ISIS’ OPSEC Manual Reveals How It Handles Cybersecurity”
In it “Aaron Brantly and other researchers with the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point’s military academy uncovered the manual and other related documents from ISIS forums, social accounts and chat rooms.
The originals are in Arabic, but the center provided WIRED with translated versions of a number of documents that had been passed through Google Translate.1”
Turned out that this manual was written by Kuwait cyber security firm CyberKov in its blog in Dec2014 as guide for Gaza activists and Journalists.
CyberKov CEO tweeted that Wired and the Telegraph has used a post written by me that it is coming from ISIS we contacted them and they fixed” but it was not that fix. So basically to justify an end to encryption and online privacy by the Western governments, a US military research center in complication with the tech media are cooking news just to prove that ISIS use encryption in their operation!
Wired updated the story with the following “UPDATE 11/21/2015: This story has been updated to identify the original source of the document—a Kuwaiti security firm—and the original reason for its creation.”
Even though wired updated its article it did not update the title, and the theme of the story goes around that it is an ISIS manual or ISIS use it without any proof.
This is not professional journalism, this is cooking the news. Wired should update the title of the post and the whole body to reflect the truth that it is not
an IS manual.
A number of Western media and even International ones run the same story, which gives you an evidence of the lies and story cooking in the media whether they are tech or political.
Update: CyberKov statement