Indonesian Police Arrest Six Members Of Hacking Group Muslim Cyber Army, Which Communicates On Zello, Telegram, Facebook

March 7, 2018

Brig.-Gen. Fadil Imran, head of the cybercrime directorate at Indonesia's National Police.

On March 1, 2018, Jakarta Globe reported that Indonesian police had arrested six members of a group called Muslim Cyber Army. Indonesia National Police Criminal Investigation Unit director Brig.-Gen. Fadil Imran said at a February 28 Jakarta press that some of the suspects were made to swear bay'a (allegiance) before becoming members of the group's inner circle. It was reported that the group actively spread false news stories online and infected opponents' electronic devices with computer viruses. The group reportedly communicates Zello, Telegram, and Facebook. Those arrested have been charged with breaking Indonesia's 2016 Information and Electronic Transactions Law, which carries a penalty of up to six years in prison and a fine of Rp 1 billion ($70,000).

Source:, March 1, 2018.

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