Friday, September 15, 2006

Clever (and immoral) ATM hack:
Someone reprogrammed an ATM in Va. Beach to give out extra cash.

...The machine was programmed to disburse $20 bills. So, for example, taking $200 from your account would usually mean you got 10 bills. "The suspect made the ATM believe it was giving $5 bills, but the user was still getting $20s, so a user would end up with four times the amount of cash, but their account would still show only a $200 debit," explained Va. Beach police spokeswoman Margie Long.

The man left and then returned in a few minutes to remove more money.
(Via Engadget.)