Feds Nab Hacker Suspected of Stealing 400,000 Credit Card Numbers

Paul Lilly

Officials believe they caught the man responsible for hacking into the Federal Reserve Bank's computers in Cleveland and who also separately had more than 400,000 stolen credit card numbers, NBC New York reports .

Secret Service agents caught Lin Mun Poo at John F. Kennedy airport a month ago as he was traveling to meet with other hackers to allegedly sell his stolen information, authorities say. But how exactly he hacked into the supposedly tightly secured computer systems in the first place is still unknown.

If convicted, the Malaysian man faces up to 10 years in prison on identity theft and fraud charges. According to authorities, he has already admitted to some of the crimes during questioning.

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