Hacker had 675,000 stolen credit card numbers, court told

A US hacker has pleaded guilty to nicking more than 675,000 stolen credit card numbers.

The appropriately named Rogelio Hackett, of Lithonia, Georgia, entered the plea in a court in Alexandria, Virginia.

US Secret Service special agents swooped on Hackett’s home and found more than 675,000 stolen credit card numbers in his computers.

Hackett told the court he had obtained credit card numbers for the previous seven years by hacking into business computer networks, downloading credit card databases or buying them on the internet.

He made cash by selling credit card information and counterfeit cards to acquire gift cards and merchandise.

His cards were used by shedloads of cyber criminals who used them in frauds worth more than $36 million.

According to AP, Hackett faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on fraud charges as well as an additional two years for identity theft.