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Monday, November 28, 2011

AT&T hackers funded terrorist group

Terrorists are everywhere, and the people that support them are always up to no good.

So is the new terrorist funding tactic going to be account skimming? taking our money a penny at a time from our bank accounts and sending those funds to terrorists, essentially having us unknowingly fund terrorist groups?

More reason to just annihilate radical Islamists wherever they stand.

Four people have been arrested in the Philippines for a scam which diverted almost $2 million from AT&T into the bank accounts of a Saudi terrorist group.

The hackers were arrested after a joint investigation by the FBI and the Philippines' Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).

CIDG director, police director Samuel D Pagdilao says that the four were arrested in Manila, and computer and telecommunication equipment was confiscated.They've been named as as Macnell Gracilla, 31, Francisco Manalac, 25, and his live-in partner Regina Balura, 21, and Paul Michael Kwan, 29.

Kwan was previously arrested in 2007 by Philippine authorities over the suspected financing of terrorist activities.

The FBI says it's uncovered a paper trail of bank transactions linking the hackers to the Saudi-based terrorist cell.

The group appears to be linked to Pakistani Jemaah Islamiyah member Muhammad Zamir, who was arrested in 2007 in in Italy. Zamir’s group is also believed to be the financial backer for the terrorist attack in Mubai, India in November 2008.

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