December 18, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors have charged a Miami man
with conspiring to pull off the largest case of credit and debit card data theft ever in the United States.
Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say 28-year-old Albert Gonzales, known online as "soupnazi," was charged in a two-count indictment with conspiring to engage in wire fraud in a bid to steal 130 million card numbers.
Authorities say Gonzales targeted customers of convenience store
giant 7-Eleven Inc. and supermarket chain Hannaford Brothers Co. Inc.
Gonzales is already in federal custody awaiting trial in New York for allegedly helping hack into a different computer network. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the new charges.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.