Bali bomber produces hacker manual

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The Bali bomber has published an autobiography detailing how to extort money using the internet. It is feared a chapter titled “Hacking, Why Not?” could encourage further terrorist activity.

Iman Samudra, 34, charged with orchestrating the Bali nightclub bombings of 2002, produced the autobiography "Me Against the Terrorist!" from behind bars in Indonesia where he awaits execution.

Samudra encourages the movement of the holy war into the cyber arena, highlighting how money can be made from credit card fraud (carding). Readers of the text are directed to websites and chat rooms where they can learn how to commit online card fraud.

In a Washington Post translation of the text, Samudra details how much can be made from the practice. "If you succeed at hacking and get into carding, be ready to make more money within three to six hours than the income of a policeman in six months," Samudra said. "But don't do it just for the sake of money."

This year industry experts have downplayed the threat of cyberterrorism for the time being. Speaking at the SC Conference David Lacey, information security director at Royal Mail, said, "It's not yet a threat."

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