In yet another evidence which proves the involvement of Pakistan-based terror groups in the November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks [ Images ], five out of ten Internet Protocol (IP) addresses used for the ghastly act has been identified to be located in that country.
An investigation into the geographical locations of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses used for the 26/11 has been identified to places located in Pakistan, Russia [ Images ], Kuwait and the United States.
During the hearing of the Mumbai attack case, Crime Branch Cyber Cell inspector Mukund Pawar told a local court here that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has handed over a list of 10 IP addresses to Indian authorities. According to the charge sheet filed in the court, these IP addresses were used to gain control of the email id, firstname.lastname@example.org, which was used by the perpetrators later to make payments to a US Internet communication service provider.
Pawar said he used a website to find out the actual location from where the IPs were accessed and retrieved the ten locations based in different parts of the world including Pakistan.
"I downloaded the information available on the website in respect of the 10 addresses.
He said that some of the addresses located in Pakistan were registered in the names of Colonel R Saadat Ullah, Khurram Shazad in Rawalpindi, Sajid Iftikhar in Lahore [ Images ] and others. The remaining five addresses were proxies, traced to Chicago, Moscow [ Images ] and Safat in Kuwait.