Thursday, April 15, 2010

Final Conspirator in Credit Card Hacking Ring Gets 5 Years

Kim Zetter writes on Threat Level:

Damon Patrick Toey, the “trusted subordinate” to TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez, was sentenced in Boston on Thursday to 5 years in prison.

He also received a $100,000 fine and three year’s supervised release, according to the Justice Department.

Toey, 25, helped Gonzalez breach the networks of numerous companies through SQL injection attacks in 2007 and 2008 and also served as a vendor selling stolen card data. Upon his arrest in May 2008, he provided information that investigators say likely helped persuade Gonzalez to plead guilty last year to what prosecutors are calling the most serious and largest identity-theft crimes ever prosecuted.

Toey was the last of six U.S. defendants sentenced for the crimes. In all, federal judges have handed out nearly 38 years against Gonzalez and his crew, with Gonzalez getting the stiffest sentence by far.

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