Monday, August 17, 2009

Three Indicted in Largest Corporate Identity Theft Case in History

This is scary stuff y'all.

From Fox News:

Federal Authorities indicted three men in New Jersey in a massive identity theft case that the Justice Department is labeling as the largest in American history.

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.


When I worked for the state, and they updated their computers and computer system they failed to delete any personal information and pass words used by their employees. They then, sold the old computers to a company that had access to all that info. Do you remember when the same thing happened to our Veterans?
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