Skip to comments.Malaysia arrests man for hacking U.S. security data to supply targets for Islamic State
Posted on 10/16/2015 9:07:05 AM PDT by mojito
Malaysia has arrested a man on charges of hacking into the personal information of more than a thousand U.S. security officials and handing the database to the Islamic State militant group in Syria so it could target the individuals.
The 20-year-old from Kosovo, who entered Malaysia in August 2014 to study computer science and forensics at a private institute in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, will be extradited to the United States, police said in a statement on Thursday night.
"Early investigation found the suspect communicated with one of the right hand man (leader) of IS terrorist group in Syria to hack a few servers containing information and details of U.S security personnel and team," Malaysian police said.
"The details were then transferred to the operation unit of the IS group for further action."
The U.S. Justice Department said the man, Ardit Ferizi, a citizen of Kosovo and a known hacker, had been charged with hacking the personal information of 1,351 U.S. military personnel and federal employees and supporting Islamic State.
Ferizi, believed to be the leader of a Kosovar internet hacking group called Kosova Hackers Security (KHS), hacked the computer system of a U.S. company and stole the personal identification information (PII) of thousands of individuals, the department said in a statement on its website on Thursday.
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Just another of those serious data breaches that fundamentally compromises US security and the safety of US personnel.
First China, now ISIS.
You'd almost think that this was deliberate.
He’ll be out in a couple weeks.
Does Hillary have another server that has had its’ backdoor compromised?
I thought the FBI would have gotten them all by now.
Wonder what other free stuff “clock boy” got? He sure came up with one fine scam. Aided and abetted by the liberal MSM.
Will the perp get a Whitehut Rose Garden reception?
Do you think Obama will bother to notify the Americans on that list?
So we can’t even fend off hackers from . . . Kosovo?
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