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Albert Gonzalez

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Albert Gonzalez (born 1981) is an American computer hacker, computer criminal and police informer, who is accused of masterminding the combined credit card theft and subsequent reselling of more than 170 million card and ATM numbers from 2005 to 2007, the biggest such fraud in history. Gonzalez and his accomplices used SQL injection to deploy backdoors on several corporate systems in order to launch packet sniffing (specifically, ARP Spoofing) attacks which allowed him to steal computer data from internal corporate networks. During his spree, he was said to have thrown himself a 75,000birthdaypartyandcomplainedabouthavingtocount75,000 birthday party and complained about having to count 340,000 by hand after his currency-counting machine broke. Gonzalez stayed at lavish hotels but his formal homes were modest. He, along with his team, were featured on the 5th-season episode of the CNBC series American Greed titled: "Episode 40: Hackers: Operation Get Rich or Die Tryin'". Gonzalez had three federal indictments. The first was in May
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