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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...