Post Subject: Another Great Hacking Story
Posted on: Feb 22, 2011
I just read this story from wired.com. It talks about how one man was able to start a pretty professional hacking career or steeling credit cards. As you read through the story you do realize that this man was talented, and knowledgeable. You also should note that simple security measures of naming a "Payment Processing Server" something like, "Pizza Machine" would have kept your system safe, lol
This ones is entertaining though, but the article feels like it was cut short. Let me know what you guys think of it?
says its just an excerpt by the author in response to someones comment.
its interesting and yeah there are huge chunks missing. but wow. i mean whats the end goal, are you spending stolen credit card money? or selling the card numbers? is that the vending they refer to? mean that is something the mafia does..... lol not individuals... christ he'd have the feds and O.C. looking for him.
I think the article mentioned selling them to other companies, so I imagine he was doing it in bulk. It's kinda crazy his methods. I wish the article covered how he got caught? I mean did they find similarities in all the cards that were reported stole? Did they trace the hack and realize there was a connection working off open wifi? Or did they go after the credit card resellers and they ratted him out? there's a lot that isn't covered at all unfortunately
If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
i agree. i would assume that the fbi started researching past purchasing histories of the defrauded, and would eventually notice pizza smizza had no credit card history on file and would start laying traps. they do say he continued to hit hat one place up from the get go. the owner may have never known what was up but the fbi would notice that customers had similar shopping patterns and notice where they were getting robbed. because he wiped the drives they would be very suspicious and not tell anyone of the findings, just lay traps instead.