A US federal grand jury has indicted a serial hacker for allegedly breaking into a computer network at the Federal Reserve Bank and stealing more than 400,000 credit/debit card numbers.
According to Federal News Radio, Malaysian citizen Mun Poo “made a career” of compromising sensitive systems belonging to financial institutions, major corporations and defense contractors.
For example, Mun hacked into a computer system linked to a major DoD contractor which provided systems management for military transport – thereby potentially compromising highly classified logistics information.
Mun also allegedly sold and traded lucrative data gleaned from the breached networks.
The criminal hacker – who was arrested when he traveled to the US in October – faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.