Monday, July 15, 2013
Part One: Terrorism and Technology
CyberTerrorist Group - Anonymous :
Anonymous is a cyber terrorist group that originally started from a small grassroots level in 2003 and has since propagated to a sophisticated organization with members from all over the world. It is a leaderless decentralized community which was originated on the Internet and is known for its hacks and DDoS attacks on various government, religious, and corporate websites. By using "Memes", which can be anything from smiley faces to evil ideas, members of Anonymous "operated in (online) disguise and have been known to transmit terrorist memes through online channels such as imageboards, chatrooms, and even YouTube videos" (ExtermisProject, 2013).
A meme is defined as a "unit of culture" (an idea, belief, pattern of behaviour, etc.) which is "hosted" in one or more individual minds, and which can reproduce itself; thereby jumping from mind to mind. “Memetic engineering” is currently being studied to determine the effects of 'memes' on human behavior. It is this memetic effect that Anonymous is attempting to utilize in their attempt to create cyber terrorism (ExtermisProject, 2013).
Upon the discovery of the deceased female in her bedroom and determining that she had been a victim of rape, it is up to the forensic investigator to process the scene and determine what kind of evidence has been left behind so to attempt to identify the perpetrator . By collecting physical evidence, possible suspects can be identified or eliminated and can help to either corroborate or dispute their statements. Most often, the evidence found in a sexual assault case would include biological evidence such as semen, blood, and skin cells along with hair, fibers and other trace evidence, and impression evidence such as fingerprints, shoeprints or tool marks.