By Kim Zetter
March 11, 2010
Humza Zaman, a co-conspirator in the hack of TJX and other companies,
was sentenced Thursday in Boston to 46 months in prison and fined
$75,000 for his role in the conspiracy. The sentence matches what
prosecutors were seeking.
Zaman, a 33-year-old former programmer at Barclays Bank, was charged
with laundering between $600,000 and $800,000 for hacker Albert
Gonzalez, who is currently awaiting sentencing on charges that he and
others hacked into TJX, Office Max, Heartland Payment Systems and
numerous other companies to steal data on more than 100 million credit
and debit card accounts.
Zaman pleaded guilty in April to one count of conspiracy. His sentence
includes three years of supervised release with the condition that Zaman
must disclose his conviction to any future employer. Upon release, Zaman
will not be barred from using computers.
Zaman is the second conspirator in the TJX case to be charged. Former
Morgan Stanley coder, Stephen Watt, was sentenced in December to two
years in prison for his role in the TJX case, which involved supplying
Gonzalez with a sniffer program used to siphon card data from the TJX
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