Man Indicted for Stealing 130 Million Credit Cards
Albert Gonzalez, 28, of Miami has been indicted for stealing 130 million credit and debit card numbers. These are not new incidents but were at Heartland Payment Systems
and retailers like OfficeMax
Barnes & Noble
and TJ Maxx that we have reported on in the past.
Although this has been touted as identity theft, it is actually just credit card theft. A crime that is easier for the victims to identify and stop.
One surprising revelation is that Gonzales was paid by the secret service to track down hackers.
So how did Gonzalez break into so many networks? He would target WiFi networks with poor security. Once in the network he would use SQL injection attacks on locked servers. This is a common attack used by hackers.