Ardit Ferizi is a Kosovo citizen and a hacker accused of stealing the personal info of U.S. military personnel and passing it on to several prominent members of ISIS. Authorities have no confirmed that he has been caught in Malaysia on a provisional U.S. arrest warrant.
This arrest is the first of its kind that has combine cybercrime and terror charges. The 20 year old hacker has a history of crime, having once been arrested for hacking at age 15.
His family in Kosovo are stunned, calming to love the U.S.A for what they did for their country. They claim Ferizi had mental issues and was living in Malaysia to study computer science.
In a statement U.S. Assistant Attorney General John Carlin said in a statement:
“This arrest demonstrates our resolve to confront and disrupt ISIL’s efforts to target Americans, in whatever form and wherever they occur.”
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.
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.
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