Wednesday, March 18, 2015


NYC - A rogue auxiliary cop hacked into an NYPD database for confidential information about traffic accidents, then contacted the victims posing as an ambulance-chasing lawyer, federal authorities said Tuesday.

"Mr. Katz will see you, as soon as you put on this neck brace."
Yehuda Katz devised an elaborate scheme inside the 70th Precinct station house in Flatbush, Brooklyn, where he was not only able to access law enforcement databases from a remote location, but also installed a hidden camera in a cable TV box in the traffic safety office to make sure he wouldn’t be found out...

Investigators found an electronic device connected to the computer had been logging into the NYPD database using the passwords of three cops on their days off.

The surveillance camera had the capability to broadcast a live image of the office to the Internet. Investigators suspect Katz would activate the device from a remote location to make sure no one was using the computer so he could log into the database. more