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If you think this couldn't happen to your super dooper i.d. Card think again

US prosecutors have charged a man with stealing data relating to 130 million credit and debit cards.

Officials say it is the biggest case of identity theft in American history.

They say Albert Gonzalez, 28, and two un-named Russian co-conspirators hacked into the payment systems of retailers, including the 7-Eleven chain.

Prosecutors say they aimed to sell the data on. If convicted, Mr Gonzalez faces up to 20 years in jail for wire fraud and five years for conspiracy.

He would also have to pay a fine of $250,000 (£150,000) for each of the two charges.

'Standard' attack


SQL INJECTION ATTACK

This is a fairly common way that fraudsters try to gain access to consumers' card details.
They scour the internet for weaknesses in companies' firewalls, which is simply a security wall des


Added: Aug-18-2009 
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