Indian jihadists are taking advantage of the outsourcing of IT jobs by companies such as Yahoo — advantage for the larger jihad effort.
“Yahoo created Mujahideen hacker: Learned all he needed on a staff outing,” by Nick Farrell in ITExaminer.com, March 10 (thanks to Maxwell):
Search outfit Yahoo trained the media chief of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) who helped carry out the attacks in Mumbai last year.
According to the Hindustan Times Mohammed Peerbhoy has told investigators that Yahoo sponsored him to learn cyber security skills against hacking from an Italian security expert in Hyderabad two years ago.
Peerbhoy, who was working for Yahoo as a senior engineer, instead used his acquired expertise to hack Wi-Fi networks to send terror emails.
The hacker is currently locked up for allegedly sending the IM email which ordered the September 2008 serial blasts in Mumbai.
Yahoo wanted Peerbhoy to learn how to hack before learning measures to counter it. He had learnt how to hack in a six-day course, run by E2 Labs, on information security in Hyderabad in May 2007. E2 runs a School of ‘Ethical Hacking’.
A police spokesman said that Peerbhoy already a member of the Indian Mujahideen but turned to a more active role when a blast took place at Hyderabad’s Mecca mosque on May 18. “Peerbhoy visited the blast site at the mosque and got very disturbed and upset to see the damage and deaths.
After learning hacking skills, Peerbhoy volunteered his new abilities hacking unsecured wireless networks to send terror emails. The Indian Mujahideen had learnt the hard way about using Internet cafes and instead used Peerbhoy’s hacked wireless networks….