Hacker that Passed US Military Info to ISIS Busted in Malaysia

Hacker that Passed US Military Info to ISIS Busted in Malaysia

It was the first crime of it’s time, combining terror charges with cyber crime. But a hacker accused of stealing American military info has been arrested in Malaysia.

Hacker that Passed US Military Info to ISIS Busted in Malaysia

Authorities have arrested a Malaysia-based hacker who they accuse of stealing personal information of U.S. military members and giving it to ISIS.

Ardit Ferizi, a Kosovo citizen, was detained in Malaysia on a provisional U.S. arrest warrant alleging he provided material support to ISIS and committed computer hacking and identity theft, the U.S. Justice Department said.

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According to a criminal complaint, Ferizi hacked into the computer system of a company in the United States and stole personally identifiable information of more than 1,000 U.S. service members and federal employees. Then, he allegedly gave that information to several ISIS figures, including a prominent propagandist for the group, the complaint says.

The hacker actually has a history of crime, being first arrested when he was 15. His family is claiming he has mental issues.

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