Phone hacking link to terrorists

According to police officials in the Philippines, four people hacked into the accounts of AT&T business customers in the U.S., and diverted money to a group that finances terrorist attacks in Asia.

The Philippines Criminal Investigation and Detection Group said that the three men and one woman had been arrested in Manila last week.

The accused were allegedly working with a group called Jemaah Islamiyah, a terrorist group with links to Al Qaeda, who was responsible for the 2002 bombing in Bali which killed 202 people, among other terrorist acts.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said that it was working with police in the Philippines on the investigation into the phone hacking, which apparently began as early as 2009.

The suspects gained remote access to the telephone operating systems of some AT&T customers and used them to call other telephone numbers that would pass on revenue to the suspects.

Read the full story over at: New York Times.

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