back to article Romanian ATM hacker exploits vulnerability in FENCE, escapes jail

A Romanian carder arrested for using malware to plunder US$217,000 (£152,164, A$290,888) from ATMs has cut their way out of a Bucharest prison and escaped custody. Renato Marius Tulli, 34, escaped Police Precinct 19 with Grosy Gostel, 38, held for robbery charges, sparking a city-wide hunt, local media report. Gostel has been …

  1. Ole Juul

    Hacking fence

    Bit of a low level exploit if you ask me, but I suppose one needs to be pragmatic in these sorts of situations.

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Hacking fence

      Well I guess this could be called a targeted attack... Now I wonder where they got the tool to cut the fence?

      1. Oengus Silver badge

        Re: Hacking fence

        possibly by "Social Engineering"

  2. ksb1972


    "There is little preventing the self-deleting malware from being used in other countries, experts say"

    Really? U guess we're all f*cked then!

    I would have thought keeping the ATMs secure from physical tampering would perhaps help.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I dont care what he did

    I always root for the bad guy in prison escapes, too many a-team episodes as a child i guess.

    1. usbac

      Re: I dont care what he did

      Yeah, me too...

      It must be a "stick'in it to the man" thing!

  4. LewisRage

    Exposed CD slot?

    Why on earth are people able to load malware via an exposed CD slot? Surely thats trivial to make impossible? And perhaps they should be disabling autorun too...

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  6. Cynic_999 Silver badge

    Seems he hacked a backdoor into their system.

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