Monday, August 24, 2009

TJX Hacker Indicted in Heartland, Hannaford Breaches

A federal grand jury has indicted three individuals for allegedly hacking into credit and debit card payment processing giant Heartland Payment Systems last year, as part of an investigation the Justice Department is calling the largest identity theft case ever prosecuted.

According to indictments returned Monday in a New Jersey federal court, the government believes the same individuals were involved in a string of high-profile data breaches between October 2006 and May 2008, including intrusions at Hannaford Brothers Co., and 7-Eleven, Inc.

In total, the government alleges the hackers stole data on more than 130 million credit and debit cards from Princeton, NJ-based Heartland.

Read the full story, at this link here. A copy of the indictment is available here.

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