Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Three Indicted in Largest Card Theft Ring to Be Prosecuted - NYTimes.com

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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.

Three Indicted in Largest Card Theft Ring to Be Prosecuted - NYTimes.com

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