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Al-Qaeda Docs Found Hidden in Porn Stuffed in Underpants

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German federal criminal police has made a spectacular find on a suspiciously unsuspicious USB memory stick.

Among the 141 files stored on the drive owned by alleged al-Quaeda member Maqsood Lodin, investigators found secret documents wrapped into a porn movie "KickAss" located in an encrypted folder with the name "SexyTanja".

According to a report by German newspaper Die Zeit, the movie contained documents with the file names Lessons Learnt, Future Works and Report on Operations. Officials stated the files included "surprising details", including self-valuations, ideas for terror plots in the West, and statements on al-Queda's status. There are suggestions to take over a cruise ship, and there are critical notes that financial resources are "weak". Investigators believe that the information dates back to 2008 or 2009, but they still consider them as important puzzle pieces to estimate the strength of the terror network.

So, how did investigators get the idea to look for hidden files in a porn video? Perhaps it was the fact that the 22-year old Austrian, who was traveling from Pakistan to Germany via Hungary, was carrying the drive as well as other memory cards in his underpants.

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    nuvon , May 5, 2012 10:15 PM
    I am sure they stumble into the docs when watching the porn, not the other way round...
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    Marco925 , May 5, 2012 10:23 PM
    Let me pull down my pants, and i'll show you my Jihad ;) 
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    Marco925 , May 6, 2012 1:02 AM
    gilgamexI think it is history......I think it is Racist

    Whaaa?
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  • 44 Hide
    nuvon , May 5, 2012 10:15 PM
    I am sure they stumble into the docs when watching the porn, not the other way round...
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    Marco925 , May 5, 2012 10:23 PM
    Let me pull down my pants, and i'll show you my Jihad ;) 
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    sixdegree , May 6, 2012 12:59 AM
    Now all of us can wait for Wikileaks to leak us all those porn.
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    Marco925 , May 6, 2012 1:02 AM
    gilgamexI think it is history......I think it is Racist

    Whaaa?
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    tului , May 6, 2012 1:09 AM
    Not very good steganography if you ask me. Was the data actually interspersed inside a valid movie file or just renamed to look like a movie file?
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    wild9 , May 6, 2012 2:27 AM
    Or could this simply be a case of a dog chasing its own tail? Is this even a real person they're talking about? What's their wrap sheet, if any? Has this gone to any kind of court?

    These questions should be asked don't you think? For these documents always seem to turn up at certain times, in advance of certain military/economic/corporate incentives or big disasters. I really hope I'm wrong.

    p.s. Hey, if you can find this can you find birth certificates?

    p.p.s. I doubt very much people would be looking in his pants or even get near him had he crossed the Mexican border into the USA. Still, let's not focus on that..let's not focus on what's just happened south of the border with the drug cartels hanging people from bridges. We gotta go fight terror! (who ever or wherever we're told it is), in the same o' patriotism!
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    wild9 , May 6, 2012 2:32 AM
    Hey, does this mean the security staff at American airports can have yet more reasons to go south? No, I'm not talking about the border (don't be silly there's only millions who've got across it), I'm talking about the groin area.

    "Sir, is that a hard drive in your pants or a floppy?" No it's USB flash disk that just happens to contain everything you were told to look for..
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    killerclick , May 6, 2012 4:20 AM
    How did they get through the encryption?
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    sureshothunk_80 , May 6, 2012 5:31 AM
    When you have ladies stripping people to their skin... and sodomizing prisoners..
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    doive1231 , May 6, 2012 6:44 AM
    This could have led to fireworks either way.
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    bin1127 , May 6, 2012 7:24 AM
    ewww touching porn from a sex deprived jihadist. intelligence is a dirty job.
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    madooo12 , May 6, 2012 9:44 AM
    don't belive it at all, how would they find the docs, plus how would you hide documents in movie files, and if those guys wanted to hide documents, I bet ther are millions of other types of movies, another reason to belive alquada is part of the CIA
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    digiex , May 6, 2012 2:25 PM
    Terrorist are morons, It's very suspicious for a Muslim to have a porn video. They should had used the Zohan movie instead.
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    CHACHOUU , May 6, 2012 4:15 PM
    Yes you can hide a document inside a movie or any other files for that matter.
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    HEXiT , May 6, 2012 4:18 PM
    it is odd the amount of money reclassifies to homeland security to guard airports yet the border with mexico has more holes than a leaky siv... alquaida could walk over the mexican border on mass and you wouldnt be any the wiser... yet the government are spending billions on airport security... seems like there more interested in watching you than terrorists...
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    HEXiT , May 6, 2012 4:20 PM
    chachouuYes you can hide a document inside a movie or any other files for that matter.

    your rite and all the watcher would see is 1-2 frames of corruption and the movie would play on...
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    eddieroolz , May 6, 2012 5:16 PM
    Dat thumbnail...:D 
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    leakingpaint , May 6, 2012 6:38 PM
    ...ont I vas vatching ze porn filem purely for ze fact that I knew zer would be a hidden evil file. ya zats it, I vas not getting off...
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    Anonymous , May 7, 2012 1:24 PM
    That doesn't sound like the "Kick Ass" movie I watched.
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