ISIS Hacker Appeared In US Court


Ardit Ferizi, 20, a Kosovo citizen suspected to have supplied ISIS's member, Junaid Hussain, with information on US servicemen has made his first appearance in a US Court on Wednesday. Magistrate Judge Ivan D. Davis charged him with unauthorized access to a computer, aggravated identity theft, and providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist group. If he is found guilty of all three offences, he may face up to 35 years of imprisonment.

The hacker was arrested in Malaysia last October and was detained there on a U.S. provisional arrest warrant. True identity of the hacker also made surface. He was a computer science student in Kuala Lumpur. He is the owner of the Twitter account @Th3Dir3ctorY and is the leader of the Kosova Hacker's Security (KHS) hacking group. He had in the past hacked several companies and government websites. Firizi also stole data from Greek mobile telecom firm OTE and IBM. He is believed to be the one who retrieved all the information about US servicemen. Hussain only published it for others to get access.

Junaid Hussain who was known by the name of Abu Hussain al-Britani, was a British citizen who joined ISIS. He was the leader of ISIS hacking division and was killed last year in a drone strike conducted by the US military.

Source: [Washington Post]

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