The Air Force and Postal Service team up to nab a cyber crook.
A hacker had stolen the credit card information of more the 16,000 users of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service website. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the Postal Inspection Service Identity Theft Task Force joined forces to track him down.
Air Force says their investigation led to the arrest of one man. He’s accused of using other people’s information to buy merchandise from the exchange site and sending that merchandise to the Mexican Mafia.
This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.