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Police in the Philippines have arrested a group of four suspected hackers accused of funnelling profits from attacking corporate telephone networks to an Islamic terrorist group blamed for the attacks on Mumbai three years ago. The four suspects allegedly targeted PBX systems maintained by AT&T and gained access to corporate …

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Anonymous Coward

Jemaah Islamiyah is South East Asian, not Pakistani

Actually, Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) is from South East Asia, specifically Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore and Brunei. They have conducted a number of terrorist attacks in South East Asia including both Bali bombings. As far as I know, they had nothing to do with the Mumbai attacks.

There is a JI in Pakistan - Jamaat-e-Islami. However, although they are a political party preaching radical Islam, they have never, as far as I know, been accused of terrorist activities.

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Known 'Fraud' 2003 to 2011 and no prosecution.

@ John Leyden

The $2m refers to just 2011. From 2003 to 2009 the amount was $53m.

In 2007 Paul Michael Kwan was arrested in the Philippines for defrauding customers worldwide by phone hacking.

It was discovered this group had since 2003 defrauded US AT&T customers $53m alone.

In 2009 Paul Michael Kwan and the hackers were again supposedly investigated.

In 2009 there was a US Court indictment against them.

What happened?

In 2011 Paul Michael Kwan and the hackers were again arrested in the Philippines because they were still hacking and defrauding US AT&T customers and others around the world. This time AT&T said the amount was $2m.

here's the US Court Indictment from June 12, 2009 which raises serious questions.

http://www.justice.gov/criminal/cybercrime/nusierIndict.pdf

'The Indictment has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper in Trenton. No

hearings are currently scheduled before the court, as defendants Nusier, Kwan and Gomez

are residing in the Philippines and would only make an appearance in the United States

subject to their self-reporting or extradition. The individuals arrested in Italy will be

prosecuted in Italy.'

I've searched and there was no extradition or prosecution in the US. So why were they allowed to continue to defraud the public worldwide?

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