Feeds

Programmer gets 4 years in TJX hack case

Dirty laundry delivered via FedEx

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

A former Barclays Bank programmer received 46 months in prison for helping TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez launder as much as $800,000, according to news reports.

Humza Zaman, 33, was also fined $75,000 and ordered to undergo three years of court supervision once he's released. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy last April. He's the second person to be sentenced in a massive ring of credit card hacks that hit TJX, Office Max, Heartland Payment systems and others.

According to prosecutors, Zaman helped kingpin Gonzalez launder between $600,000 and $800,000, in at least some of the cases, by shipping cash through Federal Express. The international hacker had more than $1m buried in his back yard.

Prosecutors also alleged Zaman used his position at Barclays to get ATM transaction logs for the bank and turn them over to Gonzalez. There's no evidence to show the data was ever used.

Much more from Wired.com and ComputerWorld is here and here. ®

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.