Albert Gonzalez is the mastermind behind what authorities have reported as the largest hacking and identity theft case ever in U.S. history.
Gonzalez, 28, an American citizen and two other Russian men were indicted on Monday on charges of being responsible for five corporate data breaches involving the stealing of more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers, Reuters reported.
According to the government, they infiltrated the computer networks of payment processor Heartland Payment Systems, 7-Eleven, Hannaford Brothers a regional supermarket chain, and two national retailers which number was not disclosed.
Gonzalez is in federal custody in Brooklyn, New York, awaiting trial for hacking the network of Dave & Buster's Inc. a national restaurant chain. He also faces charges in Boston for hacking TJX Cos. He has been in detention since May 2008.