Monday, August 17, 2009

Data of over 130 Million Credit Cards stolen

This year will become a record breaking one for sure. Albert Gonzalez a man who already is jailed on charges of hacking into major retail computer networks has been indicted a third time for allegedly stealing data on a record number of credit and debit cards.He is accused of stealing data involving 130 million (yes the number with 6 zeros) credit cards. Some of them being used at stores like 7-Eleven stores and other well known chains.

According to Prosecutors Gonzalez is charged along with two co-conspirators identified only as "Hacker 1 and Hacker 2, both of Russia." They allegedly moved the data to computer servers operating in California and Illinois, and overseas in Latvia, the Netherlands and Ukraine.

What is "entertaining" to me is that he could be also fined up to $500,000...which he can probably pay with credit card, question is who's card?

Article in the Guardian

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