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Albert Gonzalez, 28, a former US government informant, who hacked into retail networks to steal 130 million debit and credit card numers, has been charged over the country's largest financial data theft. Gonzalez,  of Florida, is accused of stealing 130 million accounts, on top of 40 million he himself stole previously, according to prosecutors.He was an ex-informant for the US Secret Service, which he helped hunt hackers, authorities say. Gonzalez, already in jail awaiting trial in another hacking case, was indicted in the state of New Jersey and charged with conspiring with two other unidentified suspects to steal the private information. Prosecutors say the goal was to sell the stolen data to others..Picture: 18 August 2009: Universal News and Sport (Scotland)/NBC.All pictures must be credited to  www.universalnewsandsport.com.(0ffice) 0844 884 51 22. (Universal News does not claim any Copyright or License in the attached material. Any downloading fee charged by Universal News and Sport is for Universal News services only. We are advised that videograbs should not be used more than 48 hours after the time of original transmission, without the consent of the copyright holder). .
Albert Gonzalez, 28, a former US government informant, who hacked into retail networks to steal 130 million debit and credit card numers, has been charged over the country's largest financial data theft. Gonzalez, of Florida, is accused of stealing 130 million accounts, on top of 40 million he himself stole previously, according to prosecutors.He was an ex-informant for the US Secret Service, which he helped hunt hackers, authorities say. Gonzalez, already in jail awaiting trial in another...
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