Lin Mun Poo on Friday was sentenced to the maximum of 10 years of imprisonment by a U.S. federal court judge in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Poo, 32, in April pled guilty to access device fraud in connection with possessing stolen bank card and credit card numbers. He also admitted to compromising a computer server that belonged to the Federal Reserve Bank in addition to installing a malicious software code onto that server.
Poo traveled to the U.S. in October 2010 to sell stolen credit card and bank card numbers, and sold the information to an undercover special agent of the U.S. Secret Service. When arrested, Poo had more than 122,000 stolen bank card and credit card numbers in his “heavily encrypted laptop computer,” according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Brooklyn, which noted that he also hacked into the computer system in 2010 of a Defense Department contractor.
“Lin Mun Poo is responsible for victimizing public and private financial institutions here and around the world, as well as potentially endangering our national security infrastructure,” said U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch.
The Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section of the Office of International Affairs of the Justice Department’s criminal division assisted in the case.