Friday, October 10, 2008

Increase in High-Tech Terrorists in India

Indian police are reporting and increase in recruiting of high-tech individuals to assist in terrorist attacks. Most recently was the arrest of three IT professionals that used computer intrusions to send e-mails just before and after bombings in India:
"Evidence is mounting that recruiters for Islamist terror groups have targeted the information technology and engineering sectors, in a successful effort to give India’s jihadist movement a quantum jump in skills and ideological focus.

"Most of the 15 men arrested in Mumbai on Monday, on charges of participating in the hit-teams which planted explosives in Ahmedabad and Surat, are criminals linked to Pakistan-based ganglord Amir Raza Khan.

"But three men in the group were, till their arrest, believed to be model citizens. Key among them is Mohammed Mansoor Asghar Peerbhoy, who worked as a software engineer at multinational Yahoo India."

India - White-collar jihadists,a cause for growing concern

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