Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mumbai attackers were tech savvy

An article in Le Point (h/t: Le Front Asymétrique) discusses the use of technology by the Mumbai attackers and others engaged in similar activity. Apparently communications via Blackberry are difficult to tap into, which explains the attackers' preference for Blackberries, at least according to this article. Another tidbit: the e-mails claiming responsibility for the attacks were routed through Russian proxy servers so as to make them difficult to trace (assuming my translation here is right). Whether the Indian authorities would even have had the time to trace these e-mails, assuming they were sent in the immediate aftermath of the attacks, is perhaps doubtful.

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