London, Aug 16 ANI | 1 year ago

The Islamic State terrorists have reportedly recruited a number of young computer experts to help fund Islamic State terror campaign by hacking into the bank accounts of the rich and famous, VIP clients of banks and big businesses.

According to the Mirror, the jihadist group spreading death and mayhem across Iraq and Syria is already the world's richest rebel organisation with more than 1.5billion pounds at its disposal.

20-year-old British hacker Junaid Hussain, who was sentenced to prison in 2012 for stealing personal information from former British prime minister Tony Blair and posting it online is said to be orchestrating a plan to bring in more funds.

Hussain reportedly travelled to Syria from Birmingham under police supervision last year and is now believed to be tutoring other hackers to crack code used to safeguard passwords and sensitive information.

Adrian Culley, a former senior detective with the Met Police Computer Crime Unit who now advises banks reportedly said that in the last three months a number of financial institutions have been hacked by people with IP addresses in Syria and Iraq.

He said that despite banks working overtime to avert the danger, this now posed a "significant threat" to wealthy individuals, the report added.

(Posted on 16-08-2014)

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