Breach, Threat Management, Data Security, Vulnerability Management

Gonzalez co-conspirator sentenced to seven years

Another co-conspirator to hacker Albert Gonzalez was sentenced Monday in federal court in Boston to seven years in prison for playing a major role in the BJ's Wholesale Club and TJX hacks. Christopher Scott of Miami pleaded guilty in September to charges of unlawful access to computers, access device fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering, according to court documents. Scott is latest person involved in the crime ring to be sentenced. The ringleader Gonzalez last week received a record-breaking hacking sentence of 20 years. — AM

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