The international hacker who has admitted to stealing more than 130 million
payment card numbers has mounted a new defense claim that he might suffer from
Asperger’s syndrome, a court filing indicates.
On Tuesday, attorneys for Albert Gonzalez filed a report from a forensic
psychologist that questioned the criminal hacker’s "capacity to knowingly
evaluate the wrongfulness of his actions and consciously behave lawfully and
avoid crime," according to federal prosecutors. The report went on to state that
his "behavior was consistent with description of the Asperger’s disorder."