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Venable partner Jamie Barnett was quoted in a May 5, 2016 ECT News Network article on the use of cyberattacks against ISIS. Several options are available including DDoS and man-in-the-middle attacks, banking Trojans, and ransomware-type attacks that could irreversibly encrypt machines.

"They may be trying to get into the head of ISIS," Barnett said referring to the Pentagon's recent boasts about using cyberattacks against the terrorist organization. "We may not hear about the operations for months, but at some point we'll hear about a coordinated strike, either in combination with conventional forces or something significant in cyberspace."