Paris Attack: This is How Terrorists used PlayStation 4 for Communication!

By Vigneshwar

On Friday, the city of love, Paris faced the series of terrorist attacks that killed more than 120 people, leaving the whole world in shock.

Paris Attack: This is How Terrorists used PlayStation 4 for Planning

This gruesome attack was carried out by the terrorist group called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in response to the intervention in Syria.

In reply to the tragic attacks, France has carried out air strikes on targets in the militant organization's stronghold in Raqqa, Syria.

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During the investigation of recent events, Belgium Federal Home Affairs minister Jan Jambon claims that the ISIS regularly used the Sony's gaming console PlayStation 4's online platform to communicate, which is indeed difficult to track.

Paris Attack: This is How Terrorists used PlayStation 4 for Planning

Falling in line with the reports, police officials has ceased one PlayStation 4 console as evidence during the raids nearby Brussels.

"The thing that keeps me awake at night is the guy behind his computer, looking for messages from IS and other hate preachers," said Jambon. He also added, "PlayStation 4 is even more difficult to keep track of than WhatsApp".

Paris Attack: This is How Terrorists used PlayStation 4 for Planning

Moreover, the Playstations' IP-based voice system is more difficult to track and offers more security than any other traditional communication forms including encrypted phone calls and mails.

Even though the means of communication is unclear, there are probabilities like sending messages through the PlayStation Network (PSN) online gaming service or a voice chatting through a specific game, can proven to be powerful means of communication

In 2013, the documents leaked by former CIA employee Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA (National Security Agency) and CIA ( Central Intelligence Agency) used to ingrain themselves in games such as "World of Warcraft" to infiltrate the terrorist meet ups.

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