The 21-year-old hacker who served ISIS to build the hit list of US Military Personnel was convicted in the United States to 20 years in prison for transferring the confidential data of more than a thousand US military and government officials to so-called jihadists of Islamic State.
Hacker Who Served ISIS To Build Hit-List Of US Military Personnel Jailed for 20 Years
A hacker, known as Ardit Ferizi, who is a citizen of Kosovo, used the nickname “Th3Dir3ctorY” on the network, was arrested last October in Malaysia, and in January he took place on his extradition to the United States.
The man pleaded guilty before a court in Alexandria. According to the BBC, a hacker broke into both servers of American offices and corporations. Ardit Ferizi is only 21-year-old who stole the personal data of more than 1,350 people: their names, email addresses and passwords of mailboxes, place of residence and telephone numbers. After that, he brought the information to the terrorist organization Daesh through Twitter users @Muslim_Sniper_D and @AbuHussain_ 16 (identified as terrorists Daesh).
The Department of Justice announced that “providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and accessing a protected computer without authorization and obtaining information in order to provide material support to ISIL”.
Shortly after, the ‘Division Hacking the Islamic State’ published on Twitter a document of 30 pages with threats to ‘cross’ (Western), in which part of personal data (names, addresses, email passwords included , phone numbers, etc) stolen by Ferizi, with the aim that they were used by “soldiers of the Caliphate” for attacks.
Junaid Hussain, who was a British jihadi and considered to be the leader as well as the creator of a group of ISIS hackers better known as the Islamic State Hacking Division (ISHD), exposed the names and personal data of 100 US service member’s families online.
Here is the statement of Hussain which include, “We are in your emails and computer systems, watching and recording your every move, we have your names and addresses, we are in your emails and social media accounts, we are extracting confidential data and passing on your personal information to the soldiers of the Khilafah, who soon with the permission of Allah will strike at your necks in your own lands”.
Earlier the 21-year-old hacker, Ardit Ferizi had also worked as a leader of the KHS (Kosova Hacker’s Security), which is a hacking group who hacked many government sites including the Greek Ministry of Education, the Presidency of Macedonia, Thrace (DAMT) and even the Greek Decentralized Administration of Macedonia.
In the words of the prosecutor, “cyber terrorism has become an increasingly frequent and serious threat in the United States, both for individuals and businesses. However, cyber terrorists are not different from other terrorists: no matter where they hide, we will track them and try to bring them to justice”.
However, the 21-year-old hacker, Ardit Ferizi faced a sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment which is the comprehensive judgment, and after the judgement, he deported to Kosovo and he received a lifetime ban on entry to the United States.