Three Indicted in Largest Corporate Identity Theft Case in History

clipped from www.foxnews.com

Albert Gonzalez of Miami, 28, is charged with acting with two unnamed conspirators to locate large corporations and steal vital account information in a crime that the Department of Justice calls “the single largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted.”

Authorities say more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen in a corporate data breach involving three different corporations and two individuals. The card numbers, along with additional account information, were allegedly stolen from Princeton-based Heartland Payment Systems; 7-Eleven Inc., a Texas-based convenience store chain and Hannaford Brothers Company, a Maine-based supermarket chain.

According to the Justice Department, the suspects used a sophisticated hacking technique called an “SQL injection attack,” which “seeks to exploit computer networks by finding a way around the network’s firewall to steal credit card and debit information.”

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One response to “Three Indicted in Largest Corporate Identity Theft Case in History

  1. Its nice to see someone from Miami making something of themselves in the Tech field.Real estate is not the only crime that goes on here šŸ™‚
    gary bahadur

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