Alleged AT&T Hackers Tied to Terrorist Group

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Authorities in the Phillippines have arrested four hackers accused of supporting the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah.

"The four suspects allegedly targeted PBX systems maintained by AT&T and gained access to corporate phone lines that they resold at a profit to call centres," writes The Register's John Leyden. "The low-level scam resulted in estimated losses of $2m and ran between at least October 2005 and December 2008, and possibly earlier."

"The operation was allegedly financed by Jemaah Islamiyah, a proscribed Pakistani terrorist organisation blamed for the terrorist attack in Mumbai, India, in November 2008," Leyden writes.

Go to "Manila AT&T hackers linked to Mumbai terror attack - cops" to read the details.

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