WASHINGTON — How did a hacker in Malaysia manage to penetrate a computer network operated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland?
And what was the same accused cybercriminal doing this summer when he
allegedly tapped into the secure computers of a large Defense
Department contractor that managed systems for military transport
movements and other U.S. military operations?
Those are among the puzzling questions raised by allegations against
Lin Mun Poo, a 32-year-old Malaysia native whose case illustrates the
mounting national secrets threats posed by overseas cyberattacks, U.S.
law enforcement and intelligence officials tell NBC News.