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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:11 am    Post subject: Mega-crack: Dude stole 130 Million Card Numbers Reply with quote

The scale of Albert Gonzelez' crimes continues to grow. He has been in custody for over a year, but has now been charged with additional credit card number theft on a staggering scale.
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SAN FRANCISCO — The man who prosecutors said had masterminded some of the most brazen thefts of credit and debit card numbers in history was charged on Monday with an even larger set of digital break-ins.

In an indictment, the Justice Department said that Albert Gonzalez, 28, of Miami and two unnamed Russian conspirators made off with more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers from late 2006 to early 2008.

Prosecutors called it the largest case of computer crime and identity theft ever prosecuted. According to the government, the culprits infiltrated the computer networks of Heartland Payment Systems, a payment processor in Princeton, N.J.; 7-Eleven Inc.; Hannaford Brothers, a regional supermarket chain; and two unnamed national retailers.

An unspecified portion of the stolen credit and debit card numbers were then sold online, and some were used to make unauthorized purchases and withdrawals from banks, according to the indictment, which was filed in United States District Court in Newark.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/technology/18card.html?_r=1
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dupe

https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-788513.html

possible double dupe.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rats. Sorry.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Off the Wall to Duplicate Threads.
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