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Big rats criminals behind Spora ransomware. Is Daesh behind it?

Big rats criminals behind Spora ransomware. Is Daesh behind it?

Nowadays, ransomware has become the most dangerous type of criminal malware. Most of the new families are prepared by amateurs (script-kiddies) and they are distributed on a small scale. Inside…

Here’s how Syria and Irak looks compared to last year.

Here’s how Syria and Irak looks compared to last year.

This report shows what Iraq and Syria together look like now.  However, Obama met with top national-security advisers earlier this week to review the US strategy in the Middle East. All signs point…

ISIS money breakdown.

ISIS money breakdown.

ISIS makes money from: oil sales , abductions & ransoms, looting and selling stolen artifacts and antiquities, “taxes”  aka extortion, stealing money from banks, slavery, organs harvesting and sale (according…

ISIL tried to capture hundreds of U.S. military aid experts in the base of Ain al Asad.

ISIL tried to capture hundreds of U.S. military aid experts in the base of Ain al Asad.

After capturing the town of al-Baghdadi, IS is near the base of Ain al Asad where hundreds of  U.S. military personell are training  Iraqi troops.  Experts said IS is trying…

A single theatre of war: the SIL region (for Syria-Irak-Lebanon).

A single theatre of war: the SIL region (for Syria-Irak-Lebanon).

    Developments in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon are so deeply intertwined that we might start speaking about these countries in similar terms as we talk about Af-Pak (Afganistan-Pakistan), writes…

ISIL and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi are active in Syria and Iraq.

ISIL and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi are active in Syria and Iraq.

Al-Qaeda has made a comeback that few at the time foresaw. On at least one important metric, it has never been stronger. Two groups linked to al-Qaeda, Islamic State of…

Ransom payments fuelling terrorism in Yemen, Syria, Nigeria and NW Africa.

Ransom payments fuelling terrorism in Yemen, Syria, Nigeria and NW Africa.

The UK Foreign Office has warned that ransom payments made to kidnappers are directly fuelling terrorism, and that the problem is getting worse. “Basically the money is taken and divided…

Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped by Syrian rebel group.

Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped by Syrian rebel group.

BEIRUT — A previously unknown armed group calling itself the “Syrian Revolutionaries — Aleppo Province” said on Thursday that it is holding a group of Lebanese Shiite pilgrims who went…

Increased fracture between Sirian businessmen and the Assad regime.

Increased fracture between Sirian businessmen and the Assad regime.

The latest moves by the United States US, the European Union EU and others have been unprecedented in targeting Syrian oil exports and publicly naming dozens of Sirian business figures…

European military allowed to attack pirates land targets in Somali beaches.

European military allowed to attack pirates land targets in Somali beaches.

The EU- European Union has agreed to expand its mission against Somali pirates by allowing EU military forces to attack land targets as well as those at sea. In a…

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