[funsec] The breach
Richard M. Smith
rms at computerbytesman.com
Sun Aug 17 08:35:37 CDT 2008
A loose-knit ring of hackers stole credit card data from unsuspecting US
retailers. Though 11 people have been indicted, experts say the case shows
how sophisticated identity-theft schemes have become.
By Ross Kerber, Globe Staff | August 17, 2008
Five years ago, Albert Gonzalez allegedly used an unsecured radio link to
tap into the computers of a BJ's Wholesale Club store in Miami and access
customer credit-card numbers.
It was a simple trick, but it was only the beginning.
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