The hacker who orchestrated the biggest computer crime operation in U.S. history is alleging that the American government authorized him to do so.
Last year, 29-year-old Albert Gonzalez pleaded guilty to hacking into computer systems at TJX, Office Max, Dave & Busters, Heartland Payment Systems and other companies, in order to steal some 130 million credit card numbers. He received a 20-year prison sentence, which he’s currently serving at a low-security facility in Michigan.
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