The Navy of the People Liberation Army (PLAN) was built in 1950 after the Chinese civil war. It presented no serious operational capabilities until the mid-1990s, and until 2008, PLAN ships were not seen outside of the East-China Sea.
The Islamic State, an extremist organization expanding through Iraq and Syria, has been known for a while for relying upon a well-built propaganda machine in order to recruit new members and raise its members’ morale. A lot has been written about social media’s crucial part in this operation.
Since 2014, ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and a-Sham) has claimed the leading position of global Jihad, due to its rapid expansion in the Middle East and its brutal methods of execution. It appears that the organization has mastered the art of PR, as it uses a vast number of social-media accounts to distribute its videos, often edited carefully to present Hollywood-like effects. It has long been known that the organization relays heavily on the internet for recruiting new members and distributing propaganda.
On February 12 2015, DBS bank released an announcement, stating: “We have discovered a variant of Dyre malware that may affect the legitimacy of the DBS IDEAL website. This malware is spread through phishing emails with malicious attachment.