Russian Hacker Drinkman Pleads Guilty in Largest Data Breach

David Voreacos has an update to the case against Vladimir Drinkman:

A Russian hacker pleaded guilty in the biggest data-breach case in U.S. history, admitting he helped steal 160 million credit-card numbers.

Vladimir Drinkman, 34, said Tuesday in federal court in Camden, New Jersey, that he conspired with four other men to pillage credit card numbers from Heartland Payment Systems Inc., 7-Eleven Inc., the Hannaford Bros. Co. grocery chain and at least 14 other companies from 2005 to 2012.

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