A Malaysian computer expert hacked into the Federal Reserve's network, and when he was arrested was found with more than 400,000 credit card numbers on him, officials said.
Agents said they nabbed Lin Mun Poo in a Brooklyn diner selling some of the hot card numbers for $1,000 - hours after he touched down at Kennedy Airport last month. He is in custody pending a court appearance.
The stolen card numbers were found on his encrypted laptop after he was nabbed, and officials said Poo had come to the U.S. to get more stolen cards and PINs and steal from ATMs.
Lin Mun Poo allegedly hacked into U.S. financial institutions and stole more than 400,000 credit and debit card numbers.
He is charged with hacking into the supposedly secure computer system at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and penetrating servers used by defense contractors and major corporations, potentially giving him access to sensitive national security information.
All of this, while sitting at home in Malaysia. Secret Service sources describe Poo as a "big fish," an "extremely sophisticated and dangerous computer hacker."
Edited by Romeo29, 19 November 2010 - 09:44 PM.