Indonesian Hacker Accused of Funding Terrorists Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison

Prosecutors plan on appealing the sentence because they sought 12 years

A hacker accused of stealing money and laundering it in an effort to fund terrorist activities has been sentenced to 8 years in prison by a court in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. 

According to the Jakarta Globe, the hacker, Cahya Fitrianta, will also have to pay a $51,000 (38,000 EUR) fine.

Fitrianta and a co-conspirator have hacked into several websites, and have used the profit they have made to fund militant training.

“Aside from engaging in a vicious conspiracy, the defendant was also found guilty of laundering money, which he obtained from hacking the website and used the proceeds to fund military training in Poso,” said Presiding Judge Erlita Ginting.

The man – who was arrested in May 2012 – is also believed to have been channeling money to another terrorism suspect who has already been convicted to 20 year in prison.

In the case of Fitrianta, the prosecution was hoping to get a 12-year sentence, so they plan on appealing the judge’s decision.

Hot right now  ·  Latest news