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ISIS offering Indian hackers $10,000 a jobs

ISIS is luring Indian hackers with top dollar to hack into government websites and steal sensitive data. Hackers are also being asked to identify and create a database of potential recruits from Twitter and Facebook. For each 'job', a hacker would be paid upwards of $10,000. This is by far the most lucrative offer from the hacking community in India, experts say "There are various underground communities online where hackers interact regularly. Our investigation reveals that for the past six months, lucrative offers for stealing government data came pouring in and hackers were offered a huge sum. Such amount has never been offered to any Indian hacker before. We found that the offers were being made to spread ISIS reach in the country," said Kislay Choudhary, a cyber crime expert who works with several security agencies. Stealing government data is part of ISIS' intelligence gathering exercise and helps in formulating their India strategy, Choudhary added. ISIS supporters are using Facebook and Twitter to propagate its radical ideology and brainwash the youth. Experts believe many hackers have already picked up the offer as over 30,000 have been reportedly contacted by the terror organisation in India so far. The recruited hackers are communicating on internet-based services like Skype, Silent Circle, Telegram, and WhatsApp with their Syrian handlers, say experts. The active profiles on social media which are being used to spread venom against India have increased manifold in the past few months.

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