The thief arrested on suspicion of stealing hacker million credit card information


the United States has the largest online credit card theft gang or sentenced to 35 years

America’s largest ever online credit card theft case on Monday. The authorities formally charged American Albert · Gonzales and two Russian accomplices allegedly stole more than 130 million credit card and debit card account information.

28 year old Gonzales is the United States of Florida, Miami residents, is one has nearly 10 years of bad record "recidivism", is a frequent visitor to the state and federal prison "". Crimes in 2004, Gonzales had volunteered to act as a government informant, but the government believes it then resumed, and the implementation of a larger criminal activity, and thus he was back in prison.

according to the U.S. Department of justice on 17 statement, Gonzales suspected from the beginning of October 2006 to January 2008, through the use of hacking techniques computer firewall, intrusion of computer system of 5 companies, about 130 million stolen credit card and debit card account information. These 5 companies, including Heartland payment system, supermarket chains Hannaford brothers and 7-11.

"It is believed to be the largest case of identity theft," the U.S. attorney’s office in New Jersey said in a statement,



did not say, how to make money from Gonzales and his stolen numbers. But industry insiders estimate that hackers can sell a batch of credit card data online, through third party online payment service receivables. These payments are easily realized through Western Union remittance service providers.

prosecutors said Gonzales is an important role in a complex Gang, the gang carried out banks, retail stores, debit cards and credit card fraud. The three men were charged with illegal computer hacking, computer fraud and sabotage, and communications fraud. If convicted, each person will face up to 35 years in jail and a hefty fine.

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