Four hackers have been arrested in the Philippines for stealing about $2 million from AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and sending it to a Saudi Arabian terrorist group. The FBI and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group had found bank transactions that connected the individuals to the militant Islamic group Jemaah Islamiyah.
The hackers were able to access AT&T’s trunk-line, which is the digital connect between the central offices of the company. They were able to take money from whoever called. Then they routed the money to the bank accounts of terrorists and collected a commission on top of that.