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Possible Link Between AT&T Phone Hacking, Terrorists
2011-11-28 06:27:00

Four cybercriminals arrested in the Philippines last Wednesday were allegedly paid by terrorists to hack into the accounts of AT&T business customers, the FBI and that country's Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) told reporters over the weekend. According to Somini Sengupta of the New York Times and CNET's Steven Musil, the three men and one woman arrested in multiple raids conducted in the capital city of Manila were affiliated with an individual named Muhammad Zamir....

2006-06-14 03:13:09

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir walked out of a Jakarta jail on Wednesday after serving time for links to the 2002 Bali bombings, calling on jubilant supporters to join forces for the spread of Islamic law. Australia's prime minister said millions of his citizens would be extremely disappointed because of the release and a U.S. embassy spokesman said there was cause for concern. Wearing his trademark white skullcap and red-and-white...

2006-06-13 20:33:10

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hardline Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Bashir walked out of a Jakarta jail on Wednesday after serving time for links to the 2002 Bali bombings, returning to an Islamic school once dubbed the "Ivy League" of militants. Wearing his trademark white skullcap and shawl, a smiling Bashir was surrounded by supporters shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest). "I thank God almighty, also my lawyers and the gentlemen who defended me during my trials,"...

2006-04-21 23:41:54

By Nopporn Wong-Anan NARATHIWAT, Thailand (Reuters) - Last year, Waemahadee Waeda-oh, 43, was on trial, accused of being a member of Jemaah Islamiah, a Southeast Asian terrorist network believed linked to al Qaeda. Last week, he was elected to Thailand's 200-member Senate from one of the three Muslim southernmost provinces where more than 1,100 people have been killed in two years of separatist violence. The Muslim doctor, eventually acquitted of charges of belonging to Jemaah...

2006-04-21 04:08:27

By Manny Mogato MACTAN ISLAND, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia must act jointly against the regional militant network Jemaah Islamiah (JI) to dismantle its camps and limit its movements, a security expert said on Friday. Rohan Gunaratna, head of the political violence and terrorism center at Singapore's Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, said Indonesia must ban JI as an organization and oppose moves to free the group's spiritual leader, Abu...

2006-04-13 16:02:32

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has frozen the funds of jailed Jemaah Islamiah leader Abu Bakar Bashir and three other members of the al Qaeda-linked militant network, the Treasury department said on Thursday. The department, acting on a presidential order, officially froze the assets of the four Indonesian men and prohibited Americans from conducting any transactions with them. A Treasury statement said the government would also join other countries, including Australia, in...

2006-02-06 06:38:27

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Singapore's most-wanted man, believed to have planned bomb and plane-crash attacks on the island's airport, has been arrested under the Internal Security Act (ISA), the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Monday. Mas Selamat Kastari, said to belong to the Southeast Asian Islamic militant network Jemaah Islamiah, was arrested in Indonesia two weeks ago and deported to Singapore on February 3, a Ministry spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. Singapore can...

2006-01-31 03:40:54

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police are investigating possible links between a purported new militant network with al Qaeda, with initial indications showing it was set up by two key Malaysian radicals, police said on Tuesday. On Monday, Indonesia's police chief told parliamentarians that documents seized in November showed Noordin M. Top had proclaimed himself leader of a group called Tanzim Qaedat al-Jihad network, or Organization for the Basis of Jihad. Top has been Southeast...

2005-12-06 00:49:30

By Manny Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy temporarily shut its doors on Tuesday after a security threat, with Philippine police warning of potential suicide bombings by Jemaah Islamiah, a regional network of militants linked to al Qaeda. The embassy did not specify the "plausible threat information" in a statement on its Web site -- http://manila.usembassy.gov. Television channel ANC quoted a guard at the embassy as saying a mobile phone text message was received on Monday...

2005-11-21 00:37:18

By Dean Yates JAKARTA (Reuters) - A move by Indonesia's mainstream Muslim groups to form a special team to fight militant ideas and work with police marks an important step but must involve more than just rhetoric, a leading terrorism expert said on Monday. The team was set up late last week after the discovery of videos showing three suicide bombers using Islam to justify attacks on restaurants in Bali on October 1 that killed 20 people. It is the first time moderate groups have...


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