Journalist Perpetrates Online Terror Hoax

In an elaborate scheme to dupe security companies and journalists, McWilliams acknowledged last night that he purchased the domain name last March and registered it under the name of “Abdul Mujahid of Karachi.” He also left a legitimate mirror site in place on a server in Pakistan and by his own admission has been receiving e-mails from people looking to join the actual terrorist group. He then posed as Abdul Mujahid in his communications with people and the news media. —Dan VertonJournalist Perpetrates Online Terror Hoax (Computerworld)

I missed this when it happend back in Feb 2003. Found via Cyberjournalist.net: Cyber Slip-Ups