TJX Hacker gets 20 + 1 in Prison. Biggest hacking case ever tried in US.

According to this article from SearchSecurity, Albert Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 years and 1 Day in Prison for leading a series of massive data security breaches against Heartland Payment Systems Inc. and other companies.

According to an indictment passed down back in August, Gonzalez and two Russian Hackers launched an attack on Heartland involving SQL Injection attacks. The subsequent security breach allowed the trio to steal over 130 Million Credit and Debit Card numbers, along with the associated information.

The question here is, why were these companies that easy to crack? I mean…SQL Injection isn’t that hard to prevent, is it? Sound off with what you think either in the comments or on Facebook!


~ by chadanthony07 on March 28, 2010.

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