AT&T Hackers Funded Pakistan Terrorist Group that Struck India

Four hackers have been arrested in the Philippines that funded a terrorist group possibly linked to the deadly 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. According to a Foxnews article, the Philippine Criminal Investigation and Detection Group working with the FBI arrested the 4 suspects late Thursday. The suspects allegedly stole 2 million from AT&T according to the CIDG.

“The hackers were working on commission for a terrorist group linked to Muhammad Zamir, according to the Philippine police. Zamir, a Pakistani, was arrested in Italy in 2007, where he was running a call center and allegedly buying information from Filipino hackers.”

Though not mentioned by name, the group that allegedly was to receive the stolen funds was the Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

A later article today on Reuters.com states that AT&T denies that it was hacked and that it only assisted law enforcement with the investigation:

“AT&T, the No. 2 U.S. mobile provider, said it “ended up writing off some fraudulent charges that appeared on customer bills” but did not comment on the $2 million figure.

“AT&T and its network were neither targeted nor breached by the hackers,” AT&T spokeswoman Jan Rasmussen said. “AT&T only assisted law enforcement in the investigation that led to the arrest of a group of hackers.”

It is alarming how many times Pakistan’s name comes up when terrorism is involved. Not to long ago, Osama Bin Laden was taken out by American special forces in his hideout that was near a Pakistan military base. One has to wonder just how strong an ally they really are in the war against terror.

~ by D. Dieterle on November 26, 2011.

2 Responses to “AT&T Hackers Funded Pakistan Terrorist Group that Struck India”

  1. of all the channels fox news where a woman was shouting why obama bowed to a muslim king is the last tv channel to be watched, should be taken off air as hate promotr, its become like white house press releases no one read without a pinch of salt!

  2. I hear you blue, but it wasn’t Foxnew’s claim that the Pakistan terrorist group was behind it. The claim was from Philippines’ CDIG and FBI. The Reuters news article basically says the same thing:

    “The Philippines’ Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) said those arrested in Wednesday’s operation in Manila with the Federal Bureau of Investigation were paid by the same group the FBI said had funded the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai.”

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