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Hacking Team hacker donates €10K in stolen Bitcoin to anti-ISIS group


Phineas Fisher, the hacker behind the notorious breaches of Hacking Team and Gamma International, has embarked on a humanitarian project to assist a crowdfunding campaign supporting the Rojava region in northern Syria that opposes IS/Daesh. The generous donation, however, was made using stolen Bitcoin.

The hacker tweeted, “Rojava is one of the most inspiring revolutionary projects in the world today. I just donated 10000€ in bitcoin”. The Robin Hood-styled donation comes a month after the hacker published a how-to tutorial on PastBin that demonstrated his method used in breaching zero day seller Hacking Team.

Also known as “Hack Back!” and “GammaGroupPR”, the hacker said he may donate another million in stolen Bitcoin, according to an Ars Technica report. He previously used the pseudonyms “FinFisher.”

Phineas Fisher did not identify the victimized individuals or institutions that were robbed to obtain the funds. The hacker told Ars he would prefer not to identify the victims “since there's hopefully a few orders of magnitude more on the way.”

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