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December 1, 2015

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TERRORISM .com was established to provide intelligence, research, analysis, watch, and warning on international terrorism and domestic terrorism related issues. Terrorism is the systematic use of violence as a means of coercion often driven by political or idealogical objectives.

Brussels alert extended over ‘imminent threat’

November 22, 2015

“Brussels will stay on the highest level of terror alert because of the ‘serious and imminent’ threat of Paris-style attacks, Belgium’s prime minister says. Charles Michel added that universities, schools and the metro would remain closed on Monday. Brussels has … Read More

Last Year Saw the Biggest Jump in People Killed By Terrorism Ever

November 20, 2015

“The big headline is that terrorism is becoming much deadlier—deaths linked to terrorism increased by 80 percent to 32,658 in 2014, the largest increase ever recorded. Nigeria’s Boko Haram overtook ISIS last year to become the world’s deadliest terrorist group, … Read More

Islamic State threatens attack on Washington, other countries

November 16, 2015

“Islamic State warned in a new video on Monday that countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer the same fate as France, and threatened to attack in Washington. The video, which appeared on a website used by … Read More

Paris attacks: Bataclan and other assaults leave over 120 dead

November 13, 2015

“France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after at least 120 people were killed in gun and bomb attacks in Paris.

At least 100 people are reported to have died at the Bataclan concert … Read More

10 Red Teaming Lessons Learned Over 20 Years

October 22, 2015

“I often get asked what lessons I’ve learned over the past twenty years, so I started putting together this list of 10 lessons learned over 20 years of red teaming a few years ago. Given that I’ve officially hit the … Read More

DHS Warns That ISIS Belgian Plot Could be Roadmap for U.S. Attack

May 16, 2015

“The Department of Homeland Security has issued a ten page intelligence assessment warning that the disrupted Belgian plot could serve as a warning of future attacks against the U.S. and other Western nations. The Assessment highlights the tactics, targets, and … Read More

FBI investigating possible Islamic State terrorism plot in U.S.

April 25, 2015

“The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a possible Islamic State-inspired terrorism plot in the United States, CNN reported on Saturday, quoting law enforcement officials.

A Federal law enforcement official who asked not to be named said there … Read More

Today’s most wanted domestic terrorists

April 19, 2015

“The FBI’s goal, of course, is to prevent ‘homegrown attacks’ before they happen. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. When acts of domestic terror do occur, the FBI investigates and tries to catch those responsible. From McVeigh and Nichols to Eric … Read More

Kansas-Based Violent Extremist Arrested after Attempting to Detonate Car Bomb at Ft. Riley

April 10, 2015

“The FBI have arrested Kansas-based John T. Booker of Topeka, Kansas, resident agency, for allegedly attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, maliciously damage and destroy by means of fire and explosive a United States government facility, and attempting … Read More

ISIS, Al Qaeda Franchising Efforts Changed the Face of Terrorism

April 3, 2015

“Creating franchises among groups claiming affiliation with al Qaeda or the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is among the biggest change in international terrorism, two leading experts told the Atlantic Council on Thursday.

Bruce Hoffman, director of … Read More

At Least 147 Dead in Kenya University Attack

April 2, 2015

“Al-Shabab gunmen attacked a college campus in the town of Garissa in northeast Kenya on Thursday, killing at least 147 people in a bloody attack on students, authorities said.

Masked men burst into the Garissa University College in the early morning … Read More

The Red Teamer’s Top Ten Books

April 2, 2015

“If might expect a red teamer’s top ten list of books to feature volumes on coding, hacking, and pentesting, you’re going to be surprised. In my view, the overarching principles of red teaming exist independent of any specific domain of … Read More

Think tank tallies 64 terror plots targeting American homeland since 9/11

April 1, 2015

“The frightening plot to kill 150 National Guard members that unraveled last week when FBI agents nabbed two Chicago-area cousins was the 64th case since 9/11 of Islamist terrorists plotting to strike on American soil, according to a new report … Read More

Counterterrorism Book Released

February 25, 2015

The Terrorism Research Center has released the seminal work on counterterrorism issues. Developed over the course of 10 years, the book “Counterterrorism: Bridging Operations and Theory, is meant to help facilitate the gulf between those engaging in applied aspects of … Read More

Al-Shabaab threatens malls in Canada, UK, U.S. in new video

February 22, 2015

“Terror group Al-Shabaab has released a video calling for attacks on shopping malls in Canada, the UK and the United States.

In the propaganda video released Saturday, the al Qaeda-linked terror group talks about its September 2013 attack on a … Read More