Hacking mastermind Albert Gonzalez has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges he faces in New Jersey. Reuters reports. Gonzalez has been linked to electronic break-ins at New England grocer Hannaford Bros. and at 7-Eleven. There are no details on the plea agreement.
Earlier this year, Gonzalez pleaded guilty in Massachusetts to conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in connection with security breaches of a number of merchants, including TJX Cos. and BJ's Wholesale Club. Under that plea agreement, Gonzalez faces a sentence of 15 to 25 years.