Soupnazi, CumbaJohnny

IRL Name: 
Albert Gonzalez

a computer hacker and computer criminal who is accused of masterminding the combined credit card theft and subsequent reselling of more than 170 million card and ATM numbers from 2005 through 2007—the biggest such fraud in history.
Gonzalez and his accomplices used SQL injection techniques to create malware backdoors on several corporate systems in order to launch packet sniffing (specifically, ARP Spoofing) attacks which allowed him to steal computer data from internal corporate networks.
During his spree he was said to have to thrown himself a $75,000 birthday party and complained about having to count $340,000 by hand after his currency-counting machine broke. Gonzalez stayed at lavish hotels but his formal homes were modest.[1]
Gonzalez had three federal indictments:

May 2008 in New York for the Dave & Busters case (trial schedule September 2009)
May 2008 in Massachusetts for the TJ Maxx case (trial scheduled early 2010)
August 2009 in New Jersey in connection with the Heartland Payment case.

On March 25, 2010, Gonzalez was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.


Gonzalez attended South Miami High School in Miami, Florida, where he was described as the "troubled" pack leader of computer nerds.

In August 2009 Gonzalez was indicted in Newark, New Jersey on charges dealing with hacking into the Heartland Payment Systems, Citibank-branded 7-Eleven ATM's and Hannaford Brothers computer systems.


While in Kearny he was accused of being the mastermind of a group of hackers called the Shadowcrew group, which trafficked in 1.5 million stolen credit and ATM card numbers.

Although considered the mastermind of the scheme (operating on the site under the screen name of "CumbaJohnny"), he was not indicted.