Saturday, September 12, 2009

No Freedom For You! SoupNazi/Gonzalez Pleads Guilty

Hacker Gonzalez pleads guilty to 20 charges | ITworld

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Hacker Albert Gonzalez, accused of masterminding the massive data thefts at BJ's Wholesale Club, TJX and several other retailers, has pleaded guilty to 19 charges related to computer hacking and credit card fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

Gonzalez, 28, of Miami, was a member of a group of hackers that stole more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers from TJX, BJ's Wholesale Club, OfficeMax, Boston Market, Barnes & Noble and Sports Authority, the DOJ said. He pleaded guilty Friday to 19 counts of conspiracy, computer fraud, wire fraud, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Gonzalez also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud relating to hacks into the Dave & Buster's restaurant chain, which were the subject of a May 2008 indictment in the Eastern District of New York. The pleas in both cases were entered before U.S. District Court Judge Patti Saris in federal court in Boston.

In August, Gonzalez was also indicted in New Jersey for the theft of more than 130 million credit and debit cards. He was charged, along with two unnamed co-conspirators, with using SQL injection attacks to steal credit and debit card information. Among the corporate victims named in the two-count indictment were Heartland Payment Systems, a New Jersey card payment processor; 7-Eleven, the Texas-based convenience store chain; and Hannaford Brothers, a Maine-based supermarket chain.

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Payment Processinig, Inc. Announced as Exclusive Credit Card Processor with SSA Partner Status

Payment Processing, Inc. (PPI), the industry leader for integrated payment solutions, announces that it has been named an official partner sponsor of the Self Storage Association (SSA). In this role, PPI is the only payment processing company with SSA Partner status and will be a featured panelist for a session titled "Customer Privacy Regulations" at the upcoming SSA Fall Conference being held September 10-12th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"We are thrilled to be the only payment processing company with Partner status for the Self Storage Association and a featured panelist at their fall convention," stated Eddie Myers, President of Payment Processing, Inc. "This platform allows PPI to continue to educate SSA members on the necessary steps that should be taken to ensure they secure a customer's private data, including payment processing information."

As the leading association for the self storage market, the Self Storage Association (SSA) is the official not-for-profit trade association representing over 6,000 direct and indirect members that own or operate over 22,000 self storage facilities throughout the United States. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, the SSA provides members with educational resources and represents them on key legislative issues affecting the self storage market.

PPI provides self storage companies with a full range of services for integrating electronic credit and debit card payments, including gateway services, integration support, merchant support and services, and PA DSS/PCI-DSS security assistance. The company's proprietary PPI PayMover platform can be integrated with virtually any business application and is the leading payment processing solution used in the self storage market.

About the Self Storage Association

Since 1975, the Self Storage Association (SSA) has been the official not-for-profit trade association representing the self storage industry and the registered lobbying organization before the United States Congress and the federal agencies. The SSA represents the huge U.S. self storage industry that is comprised of more than 52,000 facilities. The SSA publishes the "official voice of the self storage industry," the SSA Globe magazine, on a monthly basis. The magazine is the industry's largest paid-circulation magazine and has a monthly circulation of approximately 17,000 and a national annual readership in excess of 500,000. Learn more at

About Payment Processing, Inc.

Since 1995, PPI has been the industry leader in providing software developers with a full range of services for developing and promoting integrated payment solutions, including PPI-developed payment gateway technology, integration support, merchant support, marketing assistance and PA DSS/PCI-DSS security services. Today, PPI is the most successful company in the world focused on integrated payments, supporting more than 1,200 partners and over 34,000 merchants with efficient, cost-effective payment solutions. In 2008, PPI processed in excess of $5 billion in Visa® and MasterCard® payments. Learn more at

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