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Secret Service paid hacker $75k a year
Quote: Originally Posted by CNN
(Wired) -- Convicted TJX hacker Albert Gonzalez earned $75,000 a year working undercover for the U.S. Secret Service, informing on bank card thieves before he was arrested in 2008 for running his own multimillion-dollar card-hacking operation.
That information is according to one of Gonzalez's best friends and convicted accomplices, Stephen Watt.
Watt pleaded guilty last year to creating a sniffer program that Gonzalez used to siphon millions of credit and debit card numbers from the TJX corporate network while he was working undercover for the government.
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