The team of Navy SEALs that raided Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan stronghold on May 2, 2011 may have also stumbled upon a goldmine of Al Qaeda intelligence. According to a recent article, the raid that resulted in bin Laden’s death also led to the seizure of several computers, hard drives, electronic equipment and removable media including DVDs and USB drives.
U.S. Government Intelligence agencies will now utilize advanced computer forensic software and techniques to decrypt, index and review the data on each piece of seized hardware. Interestingly, many of the software programs that will be used to analyze the seized data are also used in workplace investigations, such as Guidance Software’s EnCase.
Previous reports had indicated that bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound did not have any phone lines or Internet service; the Washington Times have since reported that the compound did in fact have internet access via a dedicated fiber-optic cable.
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