] The origin of the video was traced to Silicon Valley Land
] Surveying Incorporated, a California land surveying and
] mapping company, said Spiegel online, the internet
] service for the respected German weekly.
] The magazine said that according to its research the move
] was the first time al-Qaeda had "hijacked" a website to
] broadcast its propaganda.
] The network usually spreads its message through Islamist
] sites but this time, Spiegel maintains, hackers created a
] special file at the company's web address at least an
] hour before global news agencies broke word of the video.
First report of Al'Q hackers
Hackers spread hostage video