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New York City Police Department auxiliary officer charged with hacking into NYPD computer and FBI database

2015/03/17

U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of New York - (New York) An auxiliary officer with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) was arrested and charged March 17 for allegedly using his position to hack into a restricted NYPD computer and other sensitive law enforcement computer systems by installing multiple electronic devices in the Traffic Safety Office of an NYPD precinct to obtain the personal information of thousands of citizens in order to commit fraud. The auxiliary officer ran over 6,400 queries and contacted individuals involved in traffic accidents falsely claiming to be affiliated with a law firm in order to encourage the victims to hire his services.

Source: http://www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2015/new-york-city-police-department-auxiliary-officer-charged-with-hacking-into-nypd-computer-and-fbi-database

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