.

Great Read: The Biggest Cybercrime in History

POSTED:

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]

Prev
Gear Up Main Next
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

 
www.expandtheroom.com