06 Nov '11, 2am

Malaysian hacker who hacked into the United States Federal Reserve gets 10 years jail in US

A Malaysian citizen who hacked into the United States Federal Reserve and private banks was given the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison by a US district judge on Friday. Lin Mun Poo, 32, pleaded guilty in April to illegally possessing card account numbers with intent to defraud. He admitted hacking into a computer server belonging to the Federal Reserve Bank and installing malicious software. Lin was arrested in October last year when he travelled to the US and tried to sell the account numbers to someone who turned out to be an undercover Secret Service agent. Agencies

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