>Man sentenced for hacking restaurant card data

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>WASHINGTON (April 1, 2010) Albert Gonzalez, the mastermind of payment card data thefts from Boston Market and Dave & Buster’s and a participant in the hack of a credit transaction processor serving thousands of restaurants, has been sentenced to two 20-year prison terms, the U.S. Justice Department said.

In a separate development, the Federal Trade Commission said late last week that one of the companies targeted by Gonzalez’s ring — Dallas-based Dave & Buster’s Inc. — will be subject to closer scrutiny for 20 years. That is the length of time that conditions laid down by the federal agency must be met by Dave & Buster’s following its agreement to settle FTC charges that the casual-dining chain had “left consumers’ credit and debit card information vulnerable to hackers, resulting in several hundred thousand dollars in fraudulent charges.”

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