A Malaysian citizen, was accused of hacking U.S. computer networks of the Central Bank or the Federal Reserve and a defense contractor, was arrested several Secret Service agents when he sold the stolen credit card numbers with the price of 1,000 U.S. dollars at a restaurant dinner in New York. Court documents released by U.S. prosecutors claimed the man, identified as Lin Mun Poo (32 years) was arrested several hours after he arrived in New York. He was indicted by a board of judges with four charges, including paved the U.S. central bank's branch system in Cleveland, Ohio.
"In a statement after the arrest, the defendant admitted he was hacking into computer servers of companies and major financial institutions," wrote U.S. prosecutors in Brooklyn in a letter to District Judge Dora Irizarry, responsible for handling the case. He acknowledged that exploit the vulnerability he found in the bank's computer system, said Lin. "Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Ohio, has confirmed one FRB computer network hacked around June 2010, so that the bank suffered a loss of thousands of U.S. dollars, and the act is affecting 10 computers or more," according to the in the indictment.
The process of examination by the judge will consider the delay request the government to continue holding Lin. No new date scheduled. Lawyer Lin, who appointed the court, was not willing to give comment. Lin is a Malaysian who do not have jobs or relatives in the United States. He arrived at John F. Airport Kennedy, New York, from Europe to the tickets back and forth, and plans to return on November 22.
"Within a few hours after Lin arrived at JFK, the Secret Service agents watched it when he sells a credit card with the price of 1,000 U.S. dollars at dinner in Brooklyn and he was arrested not long after that," the letter to the judge. U.S. Attorney's office, Loretta Lynch in Brooklyn said that all accusations against Lin hacking computer systems include the U.S. Defense Department contractors who help take care of military transport operations.
Another accusation against Lin includes ownership of more than 400,000 stolen credit cards and debit cards in a laptop computer seized by Secret Service agents. "The defendant through his career as a hacker, among others, the server computers of financial institutions, defense contractors, and large companies, and sell or trade the information stored there ...," Loretta said in a statement. Loretta said the defendants allegedly planned to get more financial information from other hackers, who would he invite transaction. If found guilty, Lin faced a maximum possible prison sentence between 6.5 to eight years.