Crime: Hacker Gets 20-Year Prison Term

Via Wired.com. Convicted TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for leading a gang of cyberthieves who stole more than 90 million credit and debit card numbers from TJX and other retailers.

The sentence for the largest computer-crime case ever prosecuted is the lengthiest ever imposed in the U.S. for hacking or identity-theft. Gonzalez was also fined $25,000. Restitution, which will likely be in the tens of millions, has yet to be decided.

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