In 2007


In 2007, around 40 million credit cards, were stolen with approximately $1 billion at TJX Company and more than 45.6 million credit cards data was exposed by Albert Gonzalez, who sentenced to 40 years prison.
Again in 2009, Gonzalez was accused for stealing 130 million credit and debit cards at Heartland Payment System.

Between July 2005 and mid-January 2007, a breach of systems at TJX Companies exposed data from more than 45.6 million credit cards. Albert Gonzalez is accused of being the ringleader of the group responsible for the thefts.38 In August 2009 Gonzalez was also indicted for the biggest known credit card theft to date — information from more than 130 million credit and debit cards was stolen at Heartland Payment Systems, retailers 7-Eleven and Hannaford Brothers, and two unidentified companies.39