[ISN] Microsoft targeted by al Qaeda

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Date: Mon Mar 18 2002 - 00:00:52 PST

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    U.S. intelligence officials said Islamic terrorists have picked
    economic-warfare targets inside the United States. This includes
    intelligence that al Qaeda terrorists plan to attack Microsoft's
    headquarters in Redmond, Wash.
    The data were among information found during military operations
    inside Afghanistan.
    Microsoft's sprawling "campus" is located west of Seattle and includes
    47 buildings with a combined 5.3 million square feet of office space.
    The company's revenue last year was $25.3 billion.
    "This would clearly be economic warfare" by al Qaeda terrorists, said
    one official familiar with reports of the threats.
    Microsoft spokesman Michael Yaeger had no immediate comment on the
    Other targets in the Seattle area include facilities of the defense
    contractor Boeing Co., the Navy's Bangor submarine base and the Space
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