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星期五, 5月 06, 2016

麻州一華人被控破壞軍隊安全罰監禁6個月

(Boston Orange 周菊子波士頓報導)麻州聯邦檢察官五日公佈,曾在中國人民解放軍部隊服務Westfield居民陳偉,安檢時說謊,損壞了美國陸軍的電腦,罰居家監禁6個月,緩刑五年,罰款8,000元。
62歲的陳偉在201512月時承認犯罪,做了不實申報,損壞了一部美國陸軍電腦。春田市聯邦法官 Mark G. Mastroianni 判他居家監禁6個月,緩刑五年,罰款8,000元。
陳偉移民來美,並於2006年入籍成為公民之前,在中國人民解放軍服務。2010年中,他向一個國防部合約商申請必須取得機密級安全檢查的電腦系統管理員工作。為得到這安全檢查資格,他填了一份表,聲稱他了解填報不實會被罰入獄。但是他在填寫表格上有關他是否曾在外國的軍隊中服務這問題時,他虛假的填了“沒有”。陳偉在表格上撒謊,因為他相信如果如實回答,會減少他取得為國防部作合約商所需安全檢查資格的機會。
填交有不實資訊的表格後,陳偉獲得了有機密級別的安全檢查資格,並被派到美國陸軍設在科威特的Buehring營,做系統管理員。
201361516日,陳偉把他自己的拇指大小閃碟,連到Buehring營李和陸軍未列為機密的網路連接起來,然後做了掩飾及隱藏違反安全行為的動作。尤其是他清除了拇指大小閃碟連接到網路伺服器的紀錄。他還從屬於他那機密級別的電腦上,整理出一疊包括存下來的電子郵件,文件等電腦檔案,轉存到他的拇指大小閃碟上。
 美國聯邦檢察官歐提姿(Carmen M. Ortiz),聯邦調查局總管波士頓組的特別探員 Harold H. Shaw以及波士頓戶外組,以及美國陸軍刑事犯調查指揮部電腦犯罪調查主任Daniel Andrews等人一起宣佈了這一起訴案件結果。此案是由美國助理檢察官 Adam Bookbinder ,以及提姿的刑事犯小組成員 B. Stephanie Siegmann 一起檢控的。
FORMER ARMY CONTRACTOR SENTENCED FOR
MAKING FALSE STATEMENT AND DAMAGING COMPUTER SYSTEMS
 
        BOSTON – A Westfield resident who previously served in the Chinese People’s Liberation Army was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Springfield for lying on his security clearance form and damaging U.S. Army computers.
 
Wei Chen, 62, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to six months of home confinement, five years of probation and a fine of $8,000.  In December 2015, he pleaded guilty to making a false statement and damaging a U.S. Army computer. 
 
Prior to immigrating to the United States and becoming a citizen in 2006, Chen served in the People’s Liberation Army.  In 2010, Chen applied for a job as a computer system administrator for a Department of Defense (DOD) contractor, which required him to have a Secret-level security clearance.  To obtain that clearance, Chen completed a questionnaire on which he certified that he understood that a false statement could be punished by imprisonment.  Nonetheless, in response to the form’s question about whether he had ever served in a foreign country’s military, Chen falsely answered, “no.”  Chen lied on this form because he believed that a truthful answer would reduce his chances of receiving the security clearance he needed to work as a DOD contractor.  After submitting the form with false information, Chen received a secret level security clearance and was assigned to work for the U.S. Army as a system administrator at Camp Buehring in Kuwait. 
 
        On June 15 and 16, 2013, Chen connected one or more of his own thumb drives to computers at Camp Buehring that were connected to the Army’s unclassified network and the classified Secret-level network.  Chen then made an effort to cover his tracks and hide his security violation.  Specifically, he cleared network logs on the server that would have documented the connection of the thumb drive to the network server.  Chen also copied a computer file, containing saved e-mail and documents, from his Secret-level workstation onto his thumb drive.
 
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; and Daniel Andrews, Director of the Computer Crime Investigative Unit of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, made the announcement.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Adam Bookbinder and B. Stephanie Siegmann of Ortiz’s Criminal Division.