Last week, we linked to an excellent interview where Bazooka Joe at Small World Podcast spoke with an individual going by the name of “John Dillinger” who participated in the big ATM PIN block crisis. His involvement was to embed blank cards with the hacked PINS, withdraw the money from ATMs, and send back a percentage to his uplink. John Dillinger commented on the post to make sure we got the story straight:
- “First off I never hacked those pins. And I only guessed that those were hacked I was never told that they were. It just seemed logical as there were hundreds of thousands of those data sets being past out. Not only to me but to many many others all around the USA and In Romania YES they do work in Ro. Dont beleave all what the financial institutions tell you in the press. And ID theft is diffrent than getting your credit card used. Its called credit card fraud. Getting your identity used to ubtain goods and services is way worse then your credit card getting used. there is no such thing as an The ethical hacker! a hacker is a hacker and its still ilegal. Big business like banks make out in the long run wile the consumer eats it in the end.” [sic]
The more you know, the more you grow.
Incidentally, BazookaJoe will be interviewing us today so keep your magic audio devices tuned in to Small World Podcast.