ISIS has turned to one of Tech World’s biggest companies, Google, to tap into its satellite map system and carry out its terrorist mission around the world with near-pin-point accuracy.
A new report warns of the new strategy.
The Express reported:
“Spain’s Centre against Terrorism and Organised Crime (Citco) warned of fresh dangers to travellers in a new report entitled ‘Terrorist Threat Against Civil Aviation.’
“The report’s authors identified three areas of vulnerability to aviation security: the use of drones, jihadis who have infiltrated airport personnel and use of the Google Maps.
“Citco, the main agency collating information and data from the Spanish Interior Ministry, wrote: ‘ISIS, with its recent bombings in Brussels and Istanbul, has shown that any country may be targeted, including Spain, and especially those countries where tourism is important.’
“The advance in technology is enabling terrorists to flesh out their plans by enabling access to airport layouts and security systems.”
The big deal with Google maps is that it allows users to take a virtual tour of the geographical scene.
And as Citgo said, the Express reported:
“‘The jihadists can make use of the tools offered by the internet to perform planning tasks with common tools such as Google Maps itself.
“‘Through this application anyone can get high-quality images of airport grounds, avoiding the risk of being detected in routine surveillance prior to the crime.'”
“The rise in the use of drones is labelled as the biggest threat to planes by anti-terror organisations. …
“It said: ‘The scenario that currently offers the greatest vulnerabilities is the use of unmanned devices of small dimensions to reach a plane in flight.
“‘Its malicious use is a risk for both air navigation and the security of citizens and critical infrastructures.'”