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Police Ask Hackers to Help Track Jakarta Bombers

pickens (49171) writes | more than 5 years ago

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Hugh Pickens writes "Australian newspaper "The Age" reports that police in Indonesia are calling on computer hackers to track who is behind a website claiming responsibility for the Jakarta hotel bombings that left nine people dead in attacks on the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in downtown Jakarta on July 17. "The cyber crime team is chasing (who is behind this) ... hopefully, we can track them," says national police spokesman Nanan Soekarna. "There are a lot of smart hackers in Indonesia. Come on, try to prove that you can defend your people and country and provide information so we can catch them." A statement discovered earlier this week on blogging service Blogspot.com claimed responsibility for the hotel attacks under the name of Malaysian-born extremist Noordin Mohammed Top. Police are investigating the authenticity of the blog which carries two messages from a group called Tanzim Al Qoidah Indonesia saying the bombings aimed to destroy all parties related to the West and Christianity and offers solace to Muslims suffering from their oppression. Real or not, the statement has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to the blog, more than 2,000 of whom have posted messages in response, the vast majority condemning the attacks. "These comments represent the mood of the larger Internet users in Indonesia," writes Riyadi Suparno in the Jakarta Post. "Their mood, their anger and their frustration with terrorism represent the mood, anger and frustration of many of us nationwide.""

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