Originally Posted by Team Sergeant
From what I've been reading its a great place for pedophiles and child molesters rapist, sexual Predators and Registered Sex Offenders. Let's not forget the high school killers and suicide gang.
Not a day goes by that there isn't another "sad" or sick story in the news about that place.....
Lets not forgot the terrorists.
Myspace may be a terrorist tool used for selective targeting, recruitment, recon and intelligence gathering, propaganda and a tool used for infiltration into the country.
I'll try my best to explain all of these concepts....I'd greatly appreciate it if the special forces community would stick with me through out this post so they could give their input as to if my fears are justified.
Myspace acts as a Terrorist selective targeting site because it will contain the profiles of relatives, and friends of key targets or key targets themselves. Key targets being people connected to military, government, industry, or anything else a terrorist network would deem useful....
Myspace and its past versions under the different names and companies that it evolved from is basically like 1 big filter system for a cyber savvy terrorist, enemy intelligence organization, hacker turned cyber mercenary....
If one had enough time and resources they could go through pictures or profiles looking for military or government marketing’s or other hints to indicate the person was connected to or was a key target.
One terrorist 1000 of miles away could locate 1000s of potential targets using myspace alone, never mind all the other sites like it.
It is a website that narrows down people’s locations, ages, sex, interests, jobs, hobbies and may contain detailed info, a basic psychological profile, and pictures. This is ideal for finding key targets amongst the average society....
So are sites that help veterans connect with old war buddies, or dating sites or sites that help people find each other from high school....
Info could be gathered on a person secretly through the internet, given to a spy to be studied, and then the internet spy approaches the key target or someone close to the key target via one of these sites.
Using scripts based a profile to build an internet relationship of some sorts...and of course remembering to ask how their son/brother/uncle/father in the military/government/industry is doing.
An example of this is this very site I am currently posting in right now. I know it contains Special Forces soldiers and most likely people connected to them.
Just reading forums on this site I could have gather intelligence on things like common usernames, nicknames, former units, general locations, and even what specific computer security soft wear some special forces members use on their PC....
I hope that the members of this website remember the old World War 2 allied motto of "loose lips sink ships"
Info collected from the internet and websites like Myspace or various other profile and discussion sites could be used to develop a psychological profile for the target, and could be used to help track people through the internet from one website posting to another...collecting info as you go until eventually collecting through one of the various ways the jackpot, their IP address....their virtual zip code if you will.
The IP address could then be forwarded to a terrorist member currently working in the telecommunications industry as an internet technician.
The spy technician would punch the ip address into the work data base and would be returned with the Users first and last name, technical info, account info, and home street address.....
Data and lists of IP addresses could be forwarded to the tech spy who gathers first, last names and street address of key targets and forwards it back to the spy network to be used at later dates in attacks.
The attacks could be digitally photographed with the photos then being sent to the myspace accounts and emails of the friends and family members of victims….A very nasty propaganda tool.
Different companies even use different IP ranges, so the spy network would know which specific spy to send the info to.
Corp America even makes things worse with their mergers and partnerships among supposed competitors.
A example of this is Comcast and TWC Roadrunner....Competing companies were trading territories and employees....Sometimes even sharing employees at the higher tech support levels.
They also may have begun out sourcing tech support to India and Asia.
This means 1 person in any call center around the world could have easy and untraceable(by using their co-workers accounts) access to the street address of millions of Americans all across America who have been filtered and identified as being key targets themselves or connected key targets.
Myspace and its cousins, and any other form of internet communication if you aren’t careful could be used to filter out the potential key targets.
Remember “Loose Lips Sink Ships”
All they need is a way to filter out the millions of internet users from the ones that are the key targets, than start tracking the key targets on the internet as best they can, waiting find their IP address.
The key target, a friend of the key target or a relative will have myspace or some variants of it past or present....This gives the terrorist network a filter system in the first place to find these key targets.