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Video Daily: Hacker Gonzalez sentenced to 20 years in prison

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Mar 2010 16:05 User comments (9)

Video Daily: Hacker Gonzalez sentenced to 20 years in prison Albert Gonzalez, the 28 year old hacker convicted of stealing and reselling over 170 million credit and ATM card numbers, has received 20 years in prison for his role in over 20 counts of identity theft, wire fraud, computer fraud and conspiracy that led to $200 million in losses for banks, insurers and retail companies.
The hacker stole the credit card numbers using sql injection and packet sniffer malware software to create backdoors into the corporate systems of retailer chains TJX Companies, BJ's Wholesale Club, OfficeMax, Boston Market, Barnes & Noble, Sports Authority and Dave & Buster's. Gonazalez and two other conspirators also used wardriving, hacking using accessible Wi-Fi in retail stores.

At the time of his arrest Gonzalez forfeited his Miami condo, a 2006 BMW 330i, thousands of dollars in jewelry and $2.7 million USD in cash.


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9 user comments

128.3.2010 16:19

this is proof that if you work for the goverment they will turn on you

228.3.2010 17:24

Well spoken shummyr

328.3.2010 17:25

any chance the goverment gets it will screw you over

428.3.2010 17:32

Originally posted by shummyr:
this is proof that if you work for the goverment they will turn on you
He stole 170 million credit card numbers and identities....

528.3.2010 17:35

Originally posted by DVDBack123:
He was working for the government though snitching on other people, while He stole 170 million credit card numbers and identities...
which is why i say they turned on him


This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Mar 2010 @ 17:37

629.3.2010 0:54

I doubt he'll spend 20 yrs. doing hard time in prison. He's got a skill, and the government will use that again...

71.4.2010 12:08

Originally posted by shummyr:
Originally posted by DVDBack123:
He was working for the government though snitching on other people, while He stole 170 million credit card numbers and identities...
which is why i say they turned on him


81.4.2010 12:12

My response is merely based on the wording in your email, therefore admitting that I don't know the whole story....BUT,
please help me understand what's wrong with handing out such a penalty for a crime of this magnitude? Working for the government is a separate issue and has nothing to do with him committing a crime!

92.4.2010 1:07

Originally posted by shummyr:
this is proof that if you work for the goverment they will turn on you
If this is concerning his one time status as an "informant", it's a long way from being an informant, and a government employee of any sort. Most paid "informants" are from the criminal element, and if they're caught doing illegal activities, even if they are informants, they get busted....period.
You need to understand the difference between an "employee" of any gov agency, and a person who gives info on criminals to said agency for a cash gain, an "informant". World of difference!

This guy is a common crook who stole hard working people's money, nothing more, and certainly nothing less.
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