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April 30, 2018

How ISIS is EXPLOITING the ‘safe haven’ of cyberspace to plan attacks and raise funds

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Henry Jackson Society

Much more needs to be done both in the UK and abroad to deny extremist groups the opportunity to communicate anonymously using the ‘Darknet’ and spread propaganda, the study commissioned by thinktank the Henry Jackson Society warns.

The study also reveals how terrorists are making use of the anonymity provided by cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin to raise money.

This cash can then be used to provide “material support” for ISIS extremists, by paying for training or travel, or to directly fund terrorist attacks.

Report author Nikita Malik, Director at the Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism at the Henry Jackson Society, said: “The fight against terrorism and extremism takes many forms and is waged on many fronts.”

Read more in the Express