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Terrorists use Google Earth for Attacks

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Diamond Damien, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    This is really messed up I just read an article telling how terrorists are using Google Earth to help blow up shit!


    Terrorists in Basra who are attacking British bases are using the high resolution images from Google (News - Alert) Earth to accurately pinpoint their attacks. This was revealed when a raid was conducted on the homes of insurgents last week. Printouts of photographs taken from Google Earth were seized and these photographs provide detailed information about the bases inside the buildings. The documents seized also point out the vulnerable areas such as lavatory blocks and tented accommodations and the exact longitude and latitude of the British camp.Intelligence officers in the British camp are convinced that these images were for the purpose of terrorist attacks. In the past six months, one soldier was killed by a mortar attack and several others were injured. Since the seizure of these documents, intelligence officers have been keeping a close watch on the landing of the rounds to see if the attacks were aided by Google Earth's images.

    Google Earth provides images of different parts of the world. Anyone can sign up for Google Earth and view almost any location on Earth, simply by typing the name of the location. These locations can be viewed with amazing clarity and even the minute details are not missed. Google provides these images to the surfers by buying aerial imagery taken from aircrafts and satellites.

    tmcnet.com/news/it/2007/01/18/2253556.htm
     
  2. thenetfreak

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    wow man. i knew google earth could help do something bad.
     
  3. xfiver

    xfiver Newbie

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    Yeah, kinda predictable and this has been going on for a while. That's why some parts are censored, like government spots etc.
     
  4. jono

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    They may as well use a bulls-eye though, just tells them where all the sensitive spots are!
     
  5. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    Great government buildings are safe but everyone else is screwed!
    Maybe I should be working for Uncle Sugar.
     
  6. edwin

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    yes google can be use for both good and bad deeds
     
  7. royal

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    happy my house isn't visible in google earth
     
  8. Deaner

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    Apparently the official VP Dick Cheney residence has been "blotted out" from Google Earth for security reasons. The address is still listed in the phone book and all government-published maps and regular tourist guides can get you there!
     
  9. Mr.AI

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    lol. Pretty Clever
     
  10. dripac

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    I'v heard about this months ago on some tv station. I mean why not use it when it is available.
     
  11. dripac

    dripac BANNED BANNED

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    Ruck I think I have the answer on that question. Money makes the world go round hehe, just ask all the senators and house representatives, they know all about it. Hey why don't you join my forum, I would love to have an intelligent guy like you helping me with my forum.
     
  12. dripac

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    hehe thanks
     
  13. dripac

    dripac BANNED BANNED

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    you are easy
     
  14. MoneyMakerRay

    MoneyMakerRay Junior Member

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    Why isn't anyone monetizing Earth? Just get a large banner and place it over buildings with your website name and it will be seen on Google Earth
     
  15. projectx

    projectx Power Member

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    hehehe now that is great marketing tool:)
     
  16. Deaner

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    Anyone notice that the new satellite to take pictures for Google Earth has been launched? This one has a camera that will be able to show anything as small as 18 inches. (Should be able to recognize your kitty hunting birds in your back-yard!)

    Step outside and wave "Hi!"
     
  17. bambam

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    its true. GOogle earth is taking over the world with the help of terrorist. Next they will bomb Yahoo
     
  18. TFGreen

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    Bambam, I think you're right. Maybe they will get MSN too.
     
  19. The OA

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    Best ways to monetize Google Earth?? LOL!
     
  20. cbugz

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    Can someone tell me what the whole point of Google earth was. Does anybody actually use it for anything?