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Jailed hacker and data theft mastermind Albert Gonzalez is reportedly seeking to appeal his guilty plea, arguing that he committed his crimes at the behest of the Secret Service, according to a report by Wired.
Computer hacker Albert Gonzalez deserves a quarter-century behind bars
for leading a gang of cyberthieves who stole tens of millions of credit
and debit card numbers from a transaction processor and several giant
retail chains, federal prosecutors argued in a recent court filing. Read the full article. [Wired]
Humza Zaman, a co-conspirator in the hack of TJX and other companies,
was sentenced Thursday in Boston to 46 months in prison and fined
$75,000 for his role in the conspiracy. The sentence matches what
prosecutors were seeking. Read the full article. [Wired]