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    Posted: Aug/18/2009 at 12:09pm
A 28-year-old American, believed to be a cybercrime kingpins, was indicted Monday along with two Russian accomplices. The charges are that they carried out the largest hacking and identity-theft caper in U.S. history.

Federal prosecutors alleged the three masterminded a global scheme to steal data from more than 130 million credit and debit cards by hacking into the computer systems of five major companies, including Hannaford Bros. supermarkets, 7-Eleven and Heartland Payment Systems Inc., a credit-card processing company.

Albert Gonzalez he threw himself a $75,000 birthday party and at one point lamented he had to count more than $340,000 by hand because his money counter had broken.

Full Story: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125053669921337753.html
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