Skip to comments.Three Indicted in Largest Corporate Identity Theft Case in History
Posted on 08/17/2009 12:06:47 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
Three Indicted in Largest Corporate Identity Theft Case in History Monday, August 17, 2009
Three men have been indicted in New Jersey in an identity theft case that the Justice Department is labeling as the largest in history.
Authorities say more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen in a corporate data breach involving five different companies.
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I Hope they ain’t Presbyterian
New Jersey?? That place is full of corrupt Democrats
Wonder if there is any connection with the politicians arrested a few weeks ago?
....reportedly from Russia....
New jersey hmmmmm
how about Rostikoviano brothers?
Russian mafia trying to cut in on the Democrat Party action, eh?
He'll get the fine, the government will get the money and the people whose credit was trashed will get screwed.
I got a piece of mail from AmEx saying that a former employee has been arrested and that my personal info has been stolen including:
Name, magnetic stripe info, PIN, state of residence, and zip code. They claim my SSN is safe.
Well I have a very unique name family name and there is absolutely no one else in the world outside my dad and my son who could share this name. However, when doing an address search my named came up as living in both New Jersey and Miami. I traced the address in New Jersey and it turned out to be a remote warehouse. Someone was attempting to steal my info.
Be careful of scams. Most major card companies don’t send ANY personal information by email.
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.”
Upon the alleged theft of the data, Gonzalez, known online as “soupnazi,” and his co-conspirators would seek to sell the data to others who would then use it to make fraudulent purchases, unauthorized withdrawals from banks and other identity theft schemes, the Justice Department said Monday.”
Is Albert Gonzalez an ILLEGAL?
He is currently in federal custody. The whereabouts of the two unidentified suspects, both from Russia, are unknown.
How about his buddies? Are they ILLEGALS?
WHY was this guy FREE out there?
The latest charges are hardly Gonzalez’s first brush with the law in May 2008, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of New York charged him for his alleged role in the hacking of a computer network run by a national restaurant chain. He is slated to stand trial on those charges in September of 2009.
In August of 2008, he was indicted on additional charges for a number of hacks into eight major retailers including discount giant TJ Maxx that involved an estimated 40 million credit cards and cost TJ Maxx $200 million. He is scheduled for trial on those charges in 2010, the Department of Justice said.
Cancel the card!
Don’t fall for the -
“just change your pin and all will be well.”
Gonzales is the SAME guy that caused this:
In August of 2008, he was indicted on additional charges for a number of hacks into eight major retailers including discount giant TJ Maxx that involved an estimated 40 million credit cards and cost TJ Maxx $200 million. He is scheduled for trial on those charges in 2010, the Department of Justice said.”
I received a letter from my bank. They had my MAC number but not my pin. I HAD the card. I REQUIRED and NEW account. I dumped everything associated with that account and NEVER use my credit card as a debit card.
It’s probably close but I’d bet the Russians are worse.