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Four hack suspects linked to terrorist group

Posted by Editor on 28th November 2011

by November 27, 2011 9:47 AM PST

The FBI and Philippine law enforcement officials arrested four people in the Philippines this week who were allegedly paid by terrorists to hack into AT&T’s system, but the company said its system was not breached.

The four, who were arrested Wednesday in Manila, were paid by the same Saudi Arabian-based terrorist group identified by the FBI as funding the 2008 attack on Mumbai, the Philippines’ Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) said in a statement. The coordinated attacks in India’s largest city claimed 164 lives and wounded at least 308.

“The hacking activity resulted in almost $2 million in losses incurred by the company,” the CIDG said in a statement.

The suspects hacked the trunk-like PBX (private branch exchange) phone lines of different telecommunications companies, including AT&T, the CIDG said. Money stolen in the hacks was diverted to bank accounts belonging to the terrorists, who paid the Filipino hackers on commission, the group said.

The four allegedly worked for a group originally run by Muhammad Zamir, a Pakistani arrested by the FBI in 2007 who was associated with Jemaah Islamiah, a Southeast Asian militant group with links to Al Qaeda.

“Zamir’s group, later tagged by the FBI to be the financial source of the terrorist attack in Mumbai, India, on November 26, 2008, is also the same group that paid Kwan’s group of hackers in Manila,” Police Senior Superintendent Gilbert Sosa said in the statement.

An AT&T representative told Reuters that 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.”

The FBI requested the CIDG’s assistance in March after discovering the hacking group had targeted AT&T in the U.S., the CIDG said.

Earlier in the week, AT&T said it thwarted an attempt to steal mobile customer data and that no accounts were breached.

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Posted by Gregov on 7th December 2008

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Manila Bulletin Online

Posted by Mai on 25th February 2008

Manila Bulletin Online
Church now using mobile phones to reach out to faithful
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By LESLIE ANN G. AQUINO

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) hopes to encourage the youth to read the Scriptures with the help of mobile phones.

The CBCP Episcopal Commission on Biblical Apostolate (ECBA) has come up with the “Bible Anime” project as a way to reach young people through their favorite medium of communications these days – the mobile phone.

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Death squads roam Davao–UN, monitors

Posted by Mai on 13th February 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
Death squads roam Davao–UN, monitors

DAVAO: Clarita Alia’s nightmare began after a man in a police uniform showed up outside her hovel in this southern Philippine city in July 2001.

Send your boys away,” the stranger warned, “or I will get them one by one.”

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Mikey Arroyo: ‘De Venecia hiding under my mother’s skirt’

Posted by Mai on 2nd February 2008

INQUIRER.net
Mikey Arroyo: ‘De Venecia hiding under my mother’s skirt’

By Joel Guinto
INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE) President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s son, Pampanga Representative Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, accused House Speaker Jose de Venecia of “hiding” under her skirt.

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JdV blasts PNP for witness torture

Posted by Mai on 12th December 2007

The Daily Tribune <<< Without Fear or Favor >>>
JdV blasts PNP for witness torture

By Sherwin C. Olaes and Charlie V. Manalo

12/12/2007

Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. yesterday cried foul and blasted the Philippine National Police over the alleged torture inflicted by the police on former Basilan town Mayor Hajarun Jamiri, to force him to implicate in the Batasan blast, Anak Mindanao party-list Rep. Mujiv Hataman, his brother Jim and former Deputy Speaker Basilan Rep. Gerry Salapuddin, as the brains behind the November bombing at the House of Representatives, that claimed the lives of Basilan Rep. Wahab Akbar and four others.

In a chance interview in Malacañang, De Venecia said the recantation of Jamiri destroys the credibility of the police and further degrades the credibility of the House of Representatives.

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