Hacker Pleads Guilty to Stealing Credit Card Numbers

A 28-year-old college dropout pleaded guilty to charges that he stole tens of millions of payment card numbers by breaking into corporate computer systems. The hacker, Albert Gonzalez, told a federal judge in Boston that he had engineered electronic thefts at companies including the card processor Heartland Payment Systems, the convenience store 7-Eleven and the Hannaford chain of New England grocery stores.

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