"International Telephone Hacking Conspiracy Busted", terror link ... [Telecom]

[us doj press release]

International Telephone Hacking Conspiracy Busted; Indictment in the United States, Arrests and Searches in Italy, and Continued Operations in the Philippines

NEWARK, N.J. - An Indictment was unsealed today against three individuals who allegedly hacked into the telephone systems of large corporations and entities in the United States and abroad and sold information about the compromised telephone systems to Pakistani nationals residing in Italy, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr. announced.

In conjunction with the unsealing of the Indictment, Italian law enforcement conducted searches of approximately 10 locations in four regions of Italy and arrested the financiers of the hacking activity. Those financiers allegedly used the information to transmit over 12 million minutes of telephone calls valued at more than $55 million over the hacked networks of victim corporations in the United States alone. ......

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- the WSJ story adds in claims about, yep, a link to terror...

Alleged Hacking-Terror Effort Thwarted

U.S. and Italian authorities said Friday they arrested a group of hackers and conspirators who allegedly stole from phone companies around the world. The illegal profits funded terrorist activities, Italian officials alleged ... Philippines authorities have alleged that Mr. Nusier, a Jordanian citizen, has ties to al Qaeda. ...


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