Feds Indict 3 in Hannaford Identity Theft Case

U.S. attorneys on Monday charged three individuals with stealing credit and debit card numbers from retailers, including Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford Bros., in what federal officials called the single largest data breach in U.S. history.

NEWARK, N.J. — U.S. attorneys here on Monday charged three individuals with stealing credit and debit card numbers from retailers, including Scarborough, Maine-based Hannaford Bros., in what federal officials called the single largest data breach in U.S. history.

The indictment charges that Albert Gonzalez, 28, of Miami, worked with two hackers based in Russia to steal account information and exploit vulnerabilities in the point-of-sale systems used by Hannaford and 7-Eleven. D

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