An IT worker at Bank of America has been charged with hacking ATM systems so that machines handed out cash without recording his transactions, IDG reports. Rodney Reed Caverly, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was charged with a single count of computer fraud over the alleged creation of malware that infected bank computers and …
The real BOFH would have arranged for somebody else to take the fall. Probably a beancounter.
The real BofA BOFH is probably sipping drinks on a beach, hes having quite a laugh about this after it hit the media.
Propers to El Reg for the catchy sub headline, but Mr. Blofeld's Cat is correct -- this is more of a amateurish PFY move.
Tales from the Flat Earth
Riding atop the mile wide juggernaut planet builder unseen by the operator was the watcher, because with that much power at their fingertips the temptation to do something stupid was always present. Not so much a case of 'if' but 'when'.
A pair of of boots in a coal seam, a T-rex skelton clutching a placard that reads 'End nuclear Testing' or a mountain range in your initials.. it's all the same... so there is always somebody watching. Right down to the brow beaten coder in a windowless cubicle.
But of course...
Those examples are from a different Strata.
... seemed like a good idea at the time. He should have plenty of time to think about the next smart idea.
Goes to show...
...whatever security measures you install to prevent hacking from the OUTSIDE, you also have to consider what to do about hacking from the INSIDE as well. I suspect more than a few of these systematic ATM heists came about with inside help.
I know, right? Remember when people just used to rob trains?!
well I never...
...a dishonest bank employee...who'd've thought it?
A Charlotte Court?
Appearing before Justice Charlotte, are the council for the defence, Ms Charlotte, for the prosecution, Mrs Charlotte, foreman of the jury, Miss Charlotte, jurors, Charlotte, Charlotte, Charlotte....
But can they try someone who's name is not Charlotte ?