Gonzalez to plead guilty in NJ

Joe Ryan of the The Star-Ledger in New Jersey breaks the news:

An admitted computer hacker charged in the nation’s largest-ever data breach has told federal prosecutors in New Jersey that he plans to plead guilty in connection to the alleged theft of more than 130 million credit card numbers.

Albert Gonzalez, 28, was charged in August in U.S. District Court in Newark with hacking into some of the nation’s biggest retail operations, including the 7-Eleven convenience store chain and Hannaford Brothers supermarkets.

In a document filed Monday, Gonzalez told prosecutors he intended to plead guilty and asked to have the charges transferred to federal court in Massachusetts, where he is being held. In September, he admitted to conspiracy, computer fraud, wire fraud and other charges stemming from indictments in Boston and Brooklyn.

Read more on NJ.com. There’s no press release out yet on this newest development, but I’ll update this entry as I find more.

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