U.S. Indicts 3 in Theft of 130 Million Bank Cards

The Department of Justice indicted three individuals on Monday in what it called the largest case of computer crime and identity theft ever prosecuted.The three culprits, one American and two unnamed Russian co-conspirators, are responsible for stealing more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers in 2007, according to the indictment. They allegedly 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.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/18/technology/18card.htmlAlso see:Arrest in Epic Cyber Crime : A 28-Year-Old Allegedly Stole 130 Million Card Numbers; ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’
A 28-year-old American, believed by prosecutors to be one of the nation’s cybercrime kingpins, was indicted Monday along with two Russian accomplices on charges that they carried out the largest computer hacking and identity-theft caper in U.S. history.Federal prosecutors alleged the three masterminded a global scheme to steal data from more than 130 million credit and debit cards by hacking into the computer systems of five major companies, including Heartland Payment Systems, Hannaford Bros. supermarkets and 7-Eleven.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125053669921337753.htmlDouble agent who ‘stole 130 million card details’
He is handsome, he is rich – he reportedly splurged $75,000 (£45,000) on his own birthday one year – and has the kind of charm that could dazzle the hardest of men, says a federal secret service agent. But it’s not your daughters you need to be locking up: it’s your credit cards.We have known for some time that the electronic identity-theft business is burgeoning. The US Treasury Department says it knows of 55,000 cases in just 10 years. But, as of now, it has its official poster boy. He is 28-year-old Albert Gonzalez, a man who allegedly has a special talent for this particular line.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/double-agent-who-stole-130-million-card-details-1774034.htmlUS man ‘stole 130m card numbers’
US prosecutors have charged a man with stealing data relating to 130 million credit and debit cards.Officials say it is the biggest case of identity theft in American history.They say Albert Gonzales, 28, and two unnamed Russian co-conspirators hacked into the payment systems of retailers, including the 7-Eleven chain.

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