Thursday, March 5, 2009

How VoIP Technology used in Mumbai terror attack

26/11 Mumbai terror attack was one of the brutal inhuman act, this act is not possible without the use of the technology. Today we will discuss how VoIP technology was used for the terror attack 

Investigations showed that the terrorists used one USA virtual number (+1-201-253-1824) and other five Austrian DID (direct inward dialling) numbers with an Austria country code. 

This USA virtual number was used by the handlers in Pak to route calls to terrorists in India. The virtual number was initially set up by a company Callphonex, by a person called Kharak Singh from India on 20-21 Oct 2008 with email ID “” (registration details can be changed) Investigations shows that this email ID was accessed many time from Pakistani IPs.

To activate the callphonex VoIP account, The initial payment of $250 was made by some Muhammad Ishfaq through a Lahore-based agent using moneygram. A second payment of $229 (186.5 EUR) was sent to Callphonex from Western union money transfer location Madina Trading, Corso Garibaldi, S3A, Brescia, BS25100, Italy on November 25, 2008, 12:15pm with MTCN: 0579326626”. The senders name is Javed Iqbal, a Holder of Pakistani passport (Number KC094281) with date of Birth December 31, 1962.

We had a chance to visit Madina trading in Brescia, Italy and see the receipt of the payment made. Freevcalls is the first one to release these photos on the website.

Receipt of the payment

The WU shop from where the money was transferred.

The investigations also reveals that the role of Pakistan government organisation - the Special Communications Organisation (SCO) - headed by Army officials, for giving telecom support to the conspirators in Pakistan and the terrorists in India.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post and nice description of VoIP technology. Cud u explain about VoIP migration? Surely i'll follow ur blog.


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