Yahoo engineer arrested in Indian terror case

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

In late July a series of bomb blasts rocked the city of Ahmedabad in India, killing scores of people. Emails were sent to TV stations five minutes before the first blasts claiming to come from a group called Indian Mujahideen (IM) said that it was responsible for the imminent attacks, and warned of more to come.

As I blogged afterwards, Kenneth Haywood, a US expat living in Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay), was interrogated by anti-terror investigators after it was determined that the IP address used for sending the emails pointed towards him.

It was discovered, however, that Haywood’s wi-fi access was not properly secured, meaning that anybody in the vicinity, could steal his internet internet connection and send a message.

Mumbai police have now…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.