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Old December 29th, 2009   #1
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Default Latino who hacked Target caught, biggest case of Identity theft in history.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUST...technologyNews



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The 28-year-old college dropout pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that he stole more than 170 million payment card numbers by breaking into corporate computer systems from businesses including Target.

Gonzalez, under the plea agreement, faces 17 years to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in March.

Target spokeswoman Amy Reilly said her company was among the victims, having had an "extremely limited" number of payment card numbers stolen by Gonzalez about two years ago.

She declined to say how many card numbers had been stolen, and described the term of the exposure as brief.
Anyone here ever used your credit card at Target?

and this is rich, the hacker hires an expert to testify he has Asperger's syndrome.

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A psychiatrist hired by Gonzalez said in court papers that the hacker's criminal behavior "was consistent with the description of the Asperger's disorder."

here is more interesting info, from

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Talen...e-130713.shtml

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Watt assisted Gonzales and his friends by creating a hacking program called "blabla," which was used to sniff out credit card information passing through the TJX computer network. This program was found by authorities on two separate servers in Latvia and Ukraine, along with the stolen details of millions of credit cards.
wow, this sounds like Latvian and Ukranian mob may have been using their programs, shit, they probably have a copy of it now.

Stephen Watt, Gonzalez's gay lover.

 
Old December 29th, 2009   #2
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Albert Gonzales, who at one time operated as an informant for the Secret Service, is also awaiting sentencing and could face as much as 17 years in prison for his role in the operation.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Talen...e-130713.shtml
 
Old December 29th, 2009   #3
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Anyone here ever used your credit card at Target?
I did in late 2008. By Summer of 09, it had been compromised.
I was reimbursed but the process is a real PITA. Use cash whenever you can.
 
Old December 29th, 2009   #4
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Why do Kwans get credit cards for each individual store? Target takes Mastercard.
 
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