Grand jury indicts Pakistani national accused of hacking into computers

October 23, 2001

A federal grand jury in Greenbelt has indicted a Pakistani national who is accused of hacking into the computers used by the Washington office of a pro-Israeli group.

Misbah Khan of Karachi is accused of hacking last year into the server in Silver Spring that is connected to the computers of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. The group's Web page was replaced with one boasting that the site had been "hacked by Doctor Nuker, Founder Pakistan Hackerz Club."

The page also contained statements that attacked Israel and included links to anti-Israel or pro-Palestinian Web sites. If convicted, Kahn could be sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $250,000.

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