Jihadi James Bond? ISIS-linked extremist stored data in cuff link

LONDON — A British court has disclosed that an Islamic State-linked extremist has pleaded guilty to five offences after being found with incriminating information stored in a cuff link.

UIlah has not been sentenced.
Samata Ullah pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. (Metropolitan Police/Twitter)

He was found to have provided instructional videos on how to protect sensitive data and remain anonymous online through encryption programs. The 34-year-old from Wales was arrested in September and admitted ties to the so-called Islamic State group.

The court withheld the information until Monday for legal reasons. He pleaded guilty earlier this month at the Old Bailey courthouse to five offences including possession of an article for terrorist purposes.

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Samata Ullah had a USB-equipped cufflink with a Linux operating system loaded onto it that was used to store extremist data, including a blog.

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