Great Read: The Biggest Cybercrime in History


Between 2005 and 2007 Albert Gonzalez led a ring that stole 170 million ATM numbers and laundered the small fortune he amassed across the world — while simultaneously working as an informant to the Secret Service and consuming a diet of drugs that often incapacitated his accomplices. Now? He's serving a 20-year sentence at a Michigan prison. Sabrina Robin Erdely's groundbreaking Rolling Stone article on Gonzalez and his gang, Hackers Gone Wild: The Fast Times and Hard Fall of the Green Hat Gang, which was published in June, is being adapted into a film by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Alessandro Camon. The article is full of the drug-fueled antics that its title — and these photos — portray, but it also gets into the nuts and bolts of how the son of two Cuban immigrants launched his criminal career hacking into NASA's website, assembled a gang that committed the biggest cybercrime in history — and acted as a double agent between government officials and the illegal hackers he most identified with.

Hackers Gone Wild: The Fast Times and Hard Fall of the Green Hat Gang [RS]

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