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2010-03-13 06:45:00

Online scams and other types of cybercrime cost computer users more than $559 million in losses in 2009, said an FBI-led task force on Friday. A report filed by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) said losses in the United States linked to online fraud increased by 110 percent from 2008, when losses were up only 11 percent from the previous year. Donald Brackman, director of the National White Collar Crime Center, which runs the IC3 with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), said...

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2009-09-12 13:30:35

A hacker involved in the largest credit card theft in US history pleaded guilty Friday to several charges of criminal activity and credit card fraud. Albert Gonzalez, of Miami, pleaded guilty to 19 counts of conspiracy, computer fraud, wire fraud, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft in a series of attacks on several major retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Office Max, Boston Market and Sports Authority. Additionally, Gonzalez pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to...

2009-09-11 11:38:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international computer hacker pleaded guilty today to multiple charges relating to hacking activity and credit card fraud, announced Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts Michael Loucks, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Benton J. Campbell and Director of the U.S. Secret Service Mark Sullivan. More than 40 million credit and debit card...

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2009-08-18 11:10:00

A Miami man was charged on Monday with the largest credit card number theft scheme in United States' history. The Justice Department announced on Monday that 28-year-old Albert Gonzalez and two unidentified men, known as "Hacker 1" and "Hacker 2", are charged with hacking into systems to steal credit card data from more than 130 million credit and debit cards during October 2006. The two co-conspirators are said to be living "in or near Russia," according to the Justice Department. "The...

2009-08-17 16:15:00

Data Related to More Than 130 Million Credit and Debit Cards Allegedly Stolen WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Albert Gonzalez, 28, of Miami, Fla., was indicted today for conspiring to hack into computer networks supporting major American retail and financial organizations, and stealing data relating to more than 130 million credit and debit cards, announced Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of New...

2008-08-07 21:00:06

By Jordan Robertson LAS VEGAS - Federal authorities are calling it the largest hacking and identity-theft case yet. But this week's indictments of 11 people who allegedly plundered millions of payment-card numbers might not seriously dent the underworld where such crimes occur. Researchers at a hacking conference here met the news with a bit of a shrug, saying the theft of credit and debit cards still will flourish. "These guys were just persistent and lucky. And they got caught," said...