OODA Loop – Transnational Fraud Ring Kills Millions of U.S. Military Service Members
More than 3,300 U.S. military service members, dependents and civilians employed by the Department of Defense have reportedly been compromised due to a transitional cybercrime network that was created to defraud them out of millions of military benefits derived from from the Department of Veterans Affairs and DoD. A former civilian medical records technician and administrator who worked for the U.S. military was one of the key executives at the center of the scheme and allegedly stole personally identifiable information that was used to fraudulently claim DoD and VA benefits. The campaign specifically targeted disabled veterans.
Former medical records technician Fredrick Brown was sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison last week after admitting to stealing personal information from thousands of people between July 2015 and September 2015, according to court documents. As an archival technician, Brown was able to access a database of military electronic health records. Brown admitted to taking screenshots of Social Security numbers, military ID numbers, dates of birth and database contact details. The information was then passed on to a partner based in the Philippines named Roberty Wayne Boling. Boling and his associates then used the data to steal millions of dollars in medical benefits from veterans and their families.