Also see: U.S. Secret Service Asset at Heart of Identity Theft Probe
"The breach; A loose-knit ring of hackers stole credit card data from unsuspecting US retailers. Though 11 people have been indicted, experts say the case shows how sophisticated identity-theft schemes have become." by Ross Kerber, Globe Staff | August 17, 2008
Five years ago, Albert Gonzalez allegedly used an unsecured radio link to tap into the computers of a BJ's Wholesale Club store in Miami and access customer credit-card numbers.
It was a simple trick, but it was only the beginning.