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ISIS offers $10,000 to hack Indian government sites

Published : Jan 28, 2016, 1:12 am IST
Updated : Jan 28, 2016, 1:12 am IST

Amidst reports that the ISIS is offering $10,000 to hackers who are ready to hack Indian government sites, intelligence sources here indicated that the terror outfit is not sending any money to India

Amidst reports that the ISIS is offering $10,000 to hackers who are ready to hack Indian government sites, intelligence sources here indicated that the terror outfit is not sending any money to India in large-scale to propagate its ideology, but is keen to recruit Indian techies for a monthly salary.

“They are not luring any Indian to Syria to be part of their fight for global Islamic Caliphate. Whoever had gone to be part of the ISIS fighters had gone on their own. But right now the outfit is keen on hiring Indian software professionals to work on projects aimed at increasing their online presence, as well as possible hacking,” a source here said.

The Islamic State is not in a hurry. Their target is to build the Islamic Caliphate by the year 2020, sources added.

Indian agencies are however keeping a tab on online contents, which could be considered as ISIS propaganda material.

Scores of such contents or links are blocked or removed by NIC teams on a daily basis. The ISIS is believed to be using social media network sites like Facebook and Twitter to propagate its radical ideology.

Police sources are not denying the reports that pro-ISIS content in Hindi, Tamil and Gujarati have started popping up on the Internet with the help of educated Indian sympathisers of the terror outfit. The last week’s arrest of 13 people happened only because the security agencies were following the virtual footprints of those people, source added. They said that the NIA had secured at least four more people as part of the last week’s operation and were questioning them.