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4. Albert Gonzalez

Attending high school in Miami, Albert Gonzalez, the child of Cuban immigrants, was described by his classmates and teachers as the “troubled” ringleader of a group of self-described computer nerds. From 2005 to 2007, this “troubled” youth launched the most successful credit card fraud in human history. Over the course of two years, Gonzalez and his cohorts nicked more than 170 million credit card and ATM numbers using some back-end computer trickery. In 2010, Gonzalez was apprehended and sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

Albert Gonzalez

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