That's amazing. I've got the same combination on my luggage!
June 17, 2014 4:03 PM Subscribe
Two 14 Year Olds Hack Winnipeg ATM.
posted by Joey Buttafoucault (28 comments total)
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"Matthew Hewlett and Caleb Turon, both Grade 9 students, found an old ATM operators manual online that showed how to get into the machine's operator mode.... Hewlett and Turon were even more shocked when their first random guess at the six-digit password worked. They used a common default password."
The bank initially didn't believe the two boys, assuming instead that their personal PINs must have been stolen - until they came back with "documentation like how much money is currently in the machine, how many withdrawals have happened that day, [and] how much it's made off surcharges," having changed the withdraw surcharge to 1 cent. What came of the two young hackers who turned themselves in to bank authorities? Don't worry - the manager sent them back to school with a note reading "Please excuse Mr. Caleb Turon and Matthew Hewlett for being late during their lunch hour due to assisting [Bank of Montreal] with security."