Malaysian Indicted After Hacking Federal Reserve
wiredmikey sends along a security story that looks like it could be one to watch. Lin Min Poo was arrested shortly after arriving at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport in late October, traveling to the US on business. The 32 year-old resident of Malaysia was observed by an undercover Secret Service agent selling stolen credit card data in a diner. After arresting him and seizing his laptop (which was “heavily encrypted”), authorities discovered evidence of far more serious security breaches. According to documents from the department of Justice, Lin Min Poo had hacked into the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and stolen over 400,000 stolen credit and debit card numbers. Also, according to authorities, Mr. Poo managed to hack into FedComp, a data processor for federal credit unions, enabling him to access the data of various federal credit union. He also hacked into computer system of a Department of Defense contractor that provides systems management for military transport and other military operations, potentially compromising highly sensitive military logistics information.
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