Hannaford Bros.

Albert Gonzalez Enters Plea Agreement in Heartland, Hannaford Cases

Kim Zetter reports: Albert Gonzalez, who has admitted hacking into TJX and other companies, has filed a plea agreement in charges that he breached Heartland Payment Systems, Hannaford, 7-Eleven and two other companies. Under the terms of the agreement, Gonzalez, a former Secret Service informant, will plead guilty to two counts of conspiracy to...

Hannaford breach case not over yet

Trevor Maxwell reports: Just as a potential class-action lawsuit against Hannaford Bros. appeared dead, there’s a glimmer of hope this week for consumers who hope to recover damages from the Scarborough-based grocer for a massive electronic data theft in late 2007 and early 2008. The federal judge overseeing the case plans to ask Maine’s...

Gonzalez pleads guilty, sentenced to 15-25 years

The Associated Press has reported that Albert Gonzalez has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges. Under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors filed in Boston on Friday, Albert Gonzalez would serve a sentence of 15 to 25 years after pleading guilty to a 19-count indictment. He would...

Gonzalez: The Al Capone Of Cyber Thieves?

Evan Schuman and Fred J. Aun have a well-written commentary on the recent indictment of Albert Gonzalez and two unnamed co-conspirators that highlights the questions left unanswered by the indictment, and the apparent contradictions between statements made. As one example, they write: For example, 7-Eleven is a new name in the breach circle, and...

Most of Hannaford breach lawsuit tossed out by judge

Trevor Maxwell of The Portland Press Herald reports that Judge D. Brock Hornby of the U.S. District Court in Maine has dismissed nearly all of the claims filed again Hannaford Bros. for the massive breach they suffered in 2007 and early 2008. Only consumers who were not reimbursed by their banks for fraudulent charges...

Judge to decide if Hannaford data breach should go to trial

Trevor Maxwell of the Portland Press Herald reports: A federal judge said he will decide in the next few days whether supermarket giant Hannaford Bros. is potentially liable for damages because of a data breach that exposed more than 4 million credit and debit card numbers to computer hackers. Judge D. Brock Hornby heard...