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5/28/2017 Albert Gonzalez ­ Wikipedia 1/6 Albert Gonzalez Photo of Albert Gonzalez by U.S. Secret Service Born 1981 (age 35–36) Cuba Criminal penalty 20 years federal prison Criminal status serving sentence Albert Gonzalez From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Albert Gonzalez (born 1981) is an American computer hacker and computer criminal who is accused of masterminding the combined credit card theft and subsequent reselling of more than 170 million card and ATM numbers from 2005 through 2007— the biggest such fraud in history. Gonzalez and his accomplices used SQL injection to deploy backdoors on several corporate systems in order to launch packet sniffing (specifically, ARP Spoofing) attacks which allowed him to steal computer data from internal corporate networks. During his spree he was said to have thrown himself a $75,000 birthday party and complained about having to count $340,000 by hand after his currency­counting machine broke. Gonzalez stayed at lavish hotels but his formal homes were modest. [1] Gonzalez had three federal indictments: May 2008 in New York for the Dave & Busters case (trial schedule September 2009) May 2008 in Massachusetts for the TJ Maxx case (trial scheduled early 2010) August 2009 in New Jersey in connection with the Heartland Payment case. On March 25, 2010, Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Gonzalez along with his crew were featured on the 5th season episode of the CNBC series American Greed titled: Episode 40: Hackers: Operation Get Rich or Die Tryin’. [2] Contents 1 Early life 2 ShadowCrew 3 TJX Companies 4 Arrest 5 Co­defendants 6 Heartland Payment Systems 7 Plea bargain 8 See also 9 References Early life
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5/28/2017 Albert Gonzalez ­ Wikipedia 2/6 Gonzalez's parents, who had immigrated to the United States from Cuba in the 1970s, bought him his first computer when he was 8. He attended South Miami High School in Miami, Florida, where he was described as the "troubled" pack leader of computer nerds. [3] In 2000 he moved to New York City where he lived for three months before moving to Kearny, New Jersey. [4] ShadowCrew While in Kearny he was accused of being the mastermind of a group of hackers called the Shadowcrew group, which trafficked in 1.5 million stolen credit and ATM card numbers. [5] Although considered the mastermind of the scheme (operating on the site under the screen name of "CumbaJohnny"), he was not indicted. [6] According to the indictment there were 4,000 people who registered with the Shadowcrew.com website. Once registered they could buy stolen account numbers or counterfeit documents at auction or read “Tutorials and How­To’s” describing the use of cryptography in magnetic strips on credit cards, debit cards and ATM cards so that the numbers could be used.
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