September 28, 2001

Sudan bank cracked, bin Laden info found

Author: JT Smith

Reported at Newsbytes: "A group of U.K.-based hackers has cracked computers at the AlShamal Islamic Bank in Sudan and collected data on the accounts
of the Al Qaeda terrorist organization and its leader Osama bin Laden, Kim Schmitz, a flamboyant German hacker/businessman,
has claimed.

Schmitz, who has offered a $10 million reward for the capture of bin Laden, told Newsbytes that the information has been turned
over to the FBI. Bin Laden, a millionaire Saudi exile whose base is now Afghanistan, is suspected of being the driving force behind
the deadly Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with hijacked planes."


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