IS hacker accused of stealing US data, arrested in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian police have captured a “terrorist programmer” needed by Washington for purportedly taking information identified with more than a thousand United States (US) military and government work force and giving the data to the so called Islamic State (IS) aggressor bunch.

In an announcement late Thursday, Malaysian police said the 20-year-old man was captured on September 15 and that he had touched base in the Southeast Asian nation a year ago to study software engineering in a private college.

The US Department of Justice said in an announcement on Thursday it was looking for the man’s removal, which it recognized as Kosovo native Ardit Ferizi, known by his hacking moniker “Th3Dir3ctorY.”

“This case is a first of its kind and, with these charges, we look to consider Ferizi responsible for his burglary of this data and his part in ISIL’s focusing of US government representatives,” the announcement cited Assistant Attorney General John P. Carlin saying, alluding to the IS gathering.

The equity office articulation named Ferizi “a terrorist programmer”, saying he had submitted hacked information to an IS part who then posted a 30-page report on twitter containing “the names, email addresses, email passwords, areas and telephone numbers for roughly 1,351 US military and other government work force.”

The twitter message read: “New US Military and Government hacked by the IS Hacking Division!”

“We are in your messages and PC frameworks, watching and recording everything you might do, we have your names and addresses, we are in your messages and online networking records, we are separating private information and going on your own data to the caliphate’s troopers.” the report said, by equity office.

The announcement included that the record was implied for IS supporters in the US and somewhere else to utilize the information “fitting in with the recorded government workers with the end goal of empowering terrorist assaults against those people.”

In the event that discovered blameworthy in the US the programmer will face up to 35 years in prison.

Over the previous year, Malaysian police have captured various suspects whom they say were IS sympathizers plotting assaults in the nation.

Malaysia’s senior counter-terrorism official Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay told AFP in June that powers had so far captured 108 individuals who had suspected connections to IS or were attempting to go to Syria or Iraq.

Muslim-lion’s share Malaysia hones a moderate brand of Islam and has not seen any outstanding dread assaults as of late.

Yet, concern has ascended in the multi-confidence country over becoming hardline Islamic perspectives and the nation’s potential as an activist reproducing ground.



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