NEWARK, N.J. — A suspect in the data theft case affecting Hannaford Bros. supermarket chain has entered a plea agreement in U.S. District Court here. Albert Gonzalez pleaded guilty to hacking into the computers of Heartland Payment Systems, Hannaford, 7-Eleven and two other unnamed national retailers.
The judge has officially transferred the case to Massachusetts, where Gonzalez is facing two similar charges. Gonzalez is accused of having broken into computer networks at Hannaford and other retailers in 2007 and 2008, stealing millions of credit card records.
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