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Computer expert Albert Gonzalez has been jailed for 20 years in the US for his part in stealing more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers.
The judge who sentenced him described the case as "the largest and most costly example of computer hacking in US history".
Gonzalez, from Miami, pleaded guilty at his trial in September 2009.
He was accused, along with two Russian co-conspirators, of hacking into retailer payment systems.
Code of Federal Regulations
Sec. 108.33 Employment history, verification and criminal history records checks.
To satisfy Part 2 of the investigation the criminal records check must not
disclose that the individual has been convicted or found not guilty by
reason of insanity, in any jurisdiction, during the 10 years ending on
the date of such investigation, of any of the crimes listed below:
(i) Forgery of certificates, false marking of aircraft
(ii) Interference with air navigation
(iii) Improper transportation of a hazardous material
(iv) Aircraft piracy
(v) Interference with flightcrew members or flight attendants
(vi) Commission of certain crimes aboard aircraft in flight
(vii) Carrying a weapon or explosive aboard aircraft
(viii) Conveying false information and threats
(ix) Aircraft piracy outside the special aircraft jurisdiction of
the United States
(x) Lighting violations involving transporting controlled
(xi) Unlawful entry into an aircraft or airport area that serves air
carriers or foreign air carriers contrary to established security
(xii) Destruction of an aircraft or aircraft facility
(xiv) Assault with intent to murder;
(xvii) Kidnapping or hostage taking;
(xix) Rape or aggravated sexual abuse;
(xx) Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, or manufacture of
an explosive or weapon;
(xxii) Armed robbery;
(xxiii) Distribution of, or intent to distribute, a controlled
(xxiv) Felony arson;
(xxv) Conspiracy or attempt to commit any of the aforementioned
A CITY in eastern China has been identified as the world capital of cyber-espionage by an American internet security company.
The firm traced 12 billion emails in a study which showed that a higher number of “targeted attacks” on computers come from China than previously thought.
Researchers for Symantec found almost 30% of “malicious” emails were sent from China and that 21.3% came from the city of Shaoxing alone. They were able to identify key targets for the hackers as experts in Asian defence policy and human rights activists, strongly suggesting state involvement.
he was working for the US Secret Service as an informant, reportedly receiving as much as $75,000 a year.
Hope other hackers and wannabe hackers learn a lesson
[edited by: lawman at 12:17 am (utc) on Mar 29, 2010]
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