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4 AT&T Hackers have connection with a terrorist group linked to Al Qaeda

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and police in the Philippines have jointly arrested  Four Filipino Hackers(3 men +1woman) in Manila.They were alleged terrorists who just hacked into the accounts of AT&T business customers in the United States and diverted money to a group that financed terrorist attacks across Asia.

According to the report from Philippines police's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), these 4 hackers were identified to be working for Jemaah Islamiyah, a terrorist group linked to Al Qaeda and responsible for the 2002 bombings in Bali which killed 202 peoples.

The group has been held responsible for several other terrorist attacks in Southeast Asia, mostly in Indonesia but including the Philippines.

These hackers received payments Muhammad Zamir, a Jemaah Islamiyah member, for hacking the trunk-line of AT&T - a hack that led to US$2million loss - and a number of other telecom firms

On last Saturday,The FBI said that it was working with the police in the Philippines on the investigation into the telephone hacking effort, which apparently began as early as 2009.

The suspects remotely gained access to the telephone operating systems of an unspecified number of AT&T clients and used them to call telephone numbers that passed on revenues to the suspects.

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