Right now on the US version of the CNN homepage, the main story is about a suspect who allegedly has set the all-time record for the number of credit card numbers stolen – more than 130,000,000! Furthermore, the previous record was also allegedly set by him; stealing 40,000,000 account numbers.
Who is this suspect? Well his name is Albert Gonzalez, a 28 year-old from Miami. Fortunately, he’s already in jail awaiting trial for various hacking charges. However this latest charge lays out the numbers for the estimated number of accounts that were compromised in a different series of attacks. Gonzalez, along with his Russian cohorts, reportedly hacked the computers of major corporate retailers to get this information. Officials from the Justice Department said they have no idea exactly what the losses have been from these attacks.