Alleged AT&T Hackers Tied to Terrorist Group

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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