By Kim Zetter
April 15, 2010
Damon Patrick Toey, the 'trusted subordinate' of TJX hacker Albert
Gonzalez, was sentenced in Boston on Thursday to 5 years in prison.
He also received a $100,000 fine and three years. supervised release,
according to the Justice Department.
Toey, 25, helped Gonzalez breach the networks of numerous companies
through SQL injection attacks in 2007 and 2008 and also served as a
vendor selling stolen card data. Upon his arrest in May 2008, he
provided information that investigators say likely helped persuade
Gonzalez to plead guilty last year to what prosecutors are calling the
most serious and largest identity-theft crimes ever prosecuted.
Toey was the last of six U.S. defendants sentenced for the crimes. In
all, federal judges have handed out nearly 38 years against Gonzalez and
his crew, with Gonzalez getting the stiffest sentence by far.
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