Jordanians arrested in Manila phone hacking sting

Tuesday, 10 September 2002, 11:38 AM EST

The Philippines says it has cracked a $1.9 million computer hacking ring that had gained access to telephone company lines and sold off cheap phone calls.

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, to show she is tough on crime, paraded three arrested men, including two Jordanian brothers, before the media at the national police headquarters in Manila.

The arrests were made under the Philippines' E-Commerce Law enacted after a Filipino allegedly released the so-called "Love Bug" computer virus in 2000.

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