A Miami resident was accused of stealing 130 million numbers on debit and credit cards, with the Department of Justice United States called today, Monday, as the greatest violation of data that has occurred in that country.
Albert Gonzales, 28, and two hackers, whose identities were not provided, were indicted for using a sophisticated technique of hack called “SQL injection attack,” to steal information from credit and debit cards.
According to the indictment, Gonzales and his accomplices began to hack computers in October 2006 and forwarded the information to servers that they operate in California, Illinois, Latvia, Netherlands and Ukraine.
Their victims were users of payment systems Heartland Payment, 7-Eleven and Hannaford Brothers, among others.
If found guilty, Gonzales faces 20 years in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and five additional years for conspiracy, and to pay $ 250,000 fine for each charge, said the Department of Justice.