He is supposed to have hacked into the personal information of more than a thousand US security officials and given the data to the IS so they can bump them off.
Ardit Ferizi, a citizen of Kosovo arrived in Malaysia in August 2014 to study computer science and forensics at a private institute in Kuala Lumpur. He will be extradited to the United States.
Inspector Knacker of the KL Yard said that the suspect communicated with one of the right hand man (leader) of IS terrorist group in Syria to hack a few servers containing information and details of U.S security personnel.
“The details were then transferred to the operation unit of the IS group for further action.”
Ferizi was a leader of a Kosovar internet hacking group called Kosova Hacker’s Security (KHS). He hacked the computer system of a US company and stole the personal identification information (PII) of thousands of individuals.
Between June and August 2015 Ferizi allegedly provided the PII to an Islamic State member, who in turn posted a tweet titled “NEW: U.S. Military AND Government HACKED by the Islamic State Hacking Division!” which contained a hyperlink to a 30-page document.
The tweet said that information would be passed on to Islamic State fighters “who soon with the permission of Allah will strike at your necks in your own lands!”
Malaysia has not seen any significant militant attacks, but it has arrested more than 100 citizens this year on suspicion of links to Islamic State.