27 Nov '11, 9pm

Manila, FBI arrest hackers who sent money to militants: MANILA - The Philippine police and the Federal Bureau of...

MANILA - The Philippine police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have arrested four people over a hacking operation that targeted customers of United States telecommunications giant AT&T to funnel money to a Saudi-based militant group. Those arrested on Wednesday in Manila were paid by the same group the FBI accuses of having funded the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai, the Philippines' Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) said. Hackers broke into the phone systems of some AT&T customers and made calls to expensive international premium-rate services, according to a person familiar with the situation. The hacking activity resulted in almost US$2 million (S$2.6 million) in losses incurred by AT&T, the CIDG said in a statement. Police in the Philippines said money from the scams was diverted to accounts of a Saudi-based group that was not identified. India ...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/World/EDC111128-0000033/Manila...

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