Various groups have been studying the mobs assembling in a number of cities across the county. Patterns have emerged with leaders and lines of communication emerging.
Big Journalism posted a story yesterday showing that among others, Al-Qaeda is involved in this movement.
Anonymous announced that it would be releasing its new DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) tool. Because of the Al-Qaeda posting, we contacted the New York Field Office of the FBI so they could investigate the potential threat. From that point on, we decided we needed to include the Human Element of Intelligence (HUMINT), and to infiltrate the protestors to map their ties to Anonymous, and to the postings on Shamuk and Al-Jahad.