Lin Mun Poo arrested by Secret Service after Federal Reserve hack

Graham Cluley
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Correction: An earlier version of this article implied that the haul of credit cards came from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. That was incorrect. The authorities have said that although the FRB suffered a hack, the credit card information came from other institutions. My apologies for any confusion or embarrassment caused. I have updated the article below accordingly – Graham.

A Malaysian man who allegedly stole more than 400,000 credit and debit card details from various financial institutions, and hacking into the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, has been nabbed by the Secret Service.

Media reports have revealed that 32-year-old Lin Mun Poo was arrested in a Brooklyn diner, after allegedly trying to sell credit card details for $1000 to an undercover Secret Service agent.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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