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Singaporean charged in US with identity theft and wire fraud; accused of taking meth, cybercrimes in Singapore

CNA reports: A Singaporean has been charged with 14 counts of wire fraud, access device fraud and identity theft in Seattle, documents released by the US Department of Justice on Wednesday (Oct 9) revealed. Ho Jun Jia, also known as Matthew Ho, 29, operated a scheme to mine cryptocurrencies using stolen computing power and services, obtained with the stolen...

U.S. Intel Official Charged With Leaking Classified Info to Two Journalists

Betsy Swan reports: A U.S. intelligence official has been arrested and charged with leaking classified material to two journalists, the Justice Department announced on Wednesday afternoon. The official, Kyle Frese, appeared to be in a romantic relationship with one of the journalists, according to the Justice Department, citing social media pages. Zach Terwilliger, the...

Defense Department to tighten data security after settlement with veterans group

Leo Shane III reports: The Defense Department will revamp its Servicemembers Civil Relief Act databases following charges the online information sites exposed millions of troops’ and veterans’ personal information to identity thieves and scammers, officials announced Thursday. Leaders from Vietnam Veterans of America, which filed a lawsuit against the department to force the changes,...