al Qaeda is plotting a devastating “cyber jihad” against Britain and the West, it was revealed yesterday.
Terrorists have even tried to “invade” Facebook in their campaign of electronic warfare.
The extremists have launched crack units to target key computer systems. And Google Earth and Street View are being used to help plan atrocities.
The warnings came as Home Secretary Theresa May unveiled the Government’s new counter-terrorism strategy. Senior security officials say cyber-terrorism will become an ever growing threat. One source said: “At the moment incidents are few and far between but it’s a taste of things to come.”