On Sept 15, Malaysia police arrested Ardit Ferizi, 20, who is being accused of hacking into U.S. based company, the name of this company has not been released, and stole the information of 1,300 U.S. military and government personnel. Reports have confirmed that Ferizi was in contact with senior ISIS leaders in Syria, and has also sold this information to them. The information that was stolen was home addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passwords, and photos of these people. ISIS then posted the information on social media as a means to issue “commands” to ISIS members to attack. Ferizi is also believed that he is the leader of a hacker group called “Kosova Hacker’s Security”, his alias in the hacking community is “Th3Dir3ctorY”.
Malaysian authorities and the FBI were working together in keeping the other informed on Ferizi’s actions. Malaysian authorities received information about Ferizi from the FBI, and began monitoring him. Ferizi is currently in custody and is being held until U.S. authorities can extradite him to the states. Ferizi is being charged with identity theft, computer hacking, and possibly other charges. If charged Ferizi could face up to 35 years in prison. The information to whom it related to have been notified by the Pentagon about the leak of information.