Privacy, Crime and Security Online Coder Journeys From Wall Street to Prison
Kim Zetter profiles one of Albert Gonzalez’s accomplices, Stephen Watt:
Over a month has elapsed since the years-long investigation and prosecution of TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez came to a dramatic end, with Gonzalez sentenced to 20 years in prison for the largest identity theft case in U.S. history.[…]
Of all the defendants now walking into the prison system under their own power, however, one stands out as an unlikely figure in the multi-million dollar hacking conspiracy: a former black hat hacker who gave up computer intrusions to carve out a successful career on Wall Street — only to be drawn into a small but fateful role in Gonzalez’s crimes.
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