Miami Hacker Indicted In Largest ID Theft Ring In History, 130 Million Cards

A Miami computer hacker who went by the screen name of "soupnazi" was indicted today in what the feds call the largest identity theft case in history.

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Albert Gonzalez, a 28-year-old from the Magic City, and two unnamed sidekicks from Russia hacked into the networks of major retail chains including 7-11 and Hannaford Supermarkets and then stole customer data, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey.

Gonzalez, who also went by "segvec" and "j4guar17" on the web, leased servers around the globe, including in Latvia, the Netherlands and Ukraine.

Along with his cohorts, he visited retailers to scout out their computer systems, and then launched malware attacks from his foreign computers.

The Soup Nazi and his Russkie pals then sold the numbers to other identity thieves.

Gonzalez faces two felony fraud charges that carry a maximum of 35 years in prison.
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