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Call centre hackers spark terror probe

GARDA anti-terrorism officers are investigating a hacking operation at an Irish call centre which saw 700 calls made to several Islamic countries, including Afghanistan. They are concerned why anyone would engage in such a complex computer hacking operation for the sake of saving several thousand euro. The calls were made to countries all over the Mideast. Calls were also made to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and Gambia, prompting fears terrorists may have been using the operation to send data to operatives. It is unclear how many of the 700 connections were voice calls or data transfers. The probe was launched after a US -owned company, Cascade Designs, based in Midleton, Co Cork, reported its call centre was hacked by outside sources last weekend. Anti-terrorism gardaí and IT experts are being drafted in from garda headquarters in Dublin to help with the investigation. It is also understood that military intelligence officers are conducting an inquiry. Full Story

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