Saturday, 14 November 2015

Isis Fighter Who Mistakenly Tweets Location

According to a security researcher, a man from New Zealand thought to be fighting with the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) unconsciously exposed his exact position when he posted geotagged tweets.

The man known as Abu Abdul-Rahman and also as Mark Taylor was reported to have left New Zealand to join the fight with ISIS in 2012, and soon after tweeted that his mission to Syria was a ‘one-way trip’ and presented a picture of his burned passport.
Realising his mistake, he has since deleted 45 tweets after learning that they were geotagged with his precise coordinates. Reports state Taylor has contacted the New Zealand passport office to get a replacement travel document, but did not get a response from them

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