Albert Gonzalez, the hacker who led a multinational group of friends and associates through some of the biggest retail hacks of card data in history,
Albert Gonzalez, the hacker whose electronic thievery cost credit unions and other card issuers millions of dollars when he hit the card processor Heartland Payment Systems, received a sentence of twenty years and a day for the Heartland hack attacks.
Three law firms representing credit unions and other card issuers with litigation pending against Heartland Payment Systems are urging card issuers to reconsider signing on to the offer.
Three Houston law firms representing credit unions and other card issuers in litigation against Heartland Payment Systems over the firm's 2008 card data security breach have criticized a proposed settlement of those cases.
Heartland Payment Systems has made an agreement with VISA Inc. under which some Visa issuers will be eligible for compensation for losses suffered because of the breach.