Former contractor charged for hacking New York Fed files

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A computer programmer who worked as a contractor at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York was on January 18 arrested and charged for stealing a proprietary source code used to track the US government's finances.

The source code was associated with the Government-wide Accounting and Reporting Programme (GWA), a software system owned by US Treasury to help keep track of government finances. The programme handles ledger accounting for each appropriation, fund and receipt within the Treasury, and

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