Our personal favorite hacker, Albert Gonzalez, said that the government knew about his theft of 130 million credit and debit card numbers from Office Max, TJX, Heartland Payment Systems and Dave & Busters. In fact, he filed a 25-page petition seeking to overturn his 20-year sentence. The Secret Service declined to give comment.
Within 5 years, Gonzalez collected $2.8 million. Now, he is saying that it was all government sanctioned. By all means, let’s pass the buck.