A Tranax Mini Bank ATM is pictured above. *Photo courtesy *It took a high-speed chase and some gunplay, but two men in Lincoln, Nebraska, are the first to face felony charges for using default passcodes to reprogram retail cash machines to dispense free money. Nicholas Foster Image: Lincoln Police DepartmentJordan Eske and Nicolas Foster, both 21, are in Lancaster County Jail pending an October 1st arraignment. They're each charged with four counts of theft by deception, and one count of computer fraud, for allegedly pulling cash from privately owned ATMs at four stores in the area. The pair allegedly reprogrammed the machines to believe they were loaded with one-dollar bills instead of tens and twenties. A withdrawal of $20 would thus net $380. Cash machine reprogramming scams first became public in 2006 when a cyber thief strolled into a gas station in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and, with no special equipment, persuaded the Tranax ATM that it had $5.00 bills in its dispensing tray, instead of $20.00 bills.
C op y right Tranax T echnologies, Inc., 200 1 Mini-Bank ATM Quick Reference Guide COMBINATION LOCK At the top of the dial ring, an index is provided for. download Canon T5i Manual.
Threat Level later confirmed that default administrative passcodes for ATMs manufactured by industry leaders Tranax and Triton were printed in owner's manuals easily found online. Both companies said they were surprised by the scam, but an industry association of which they are members privately spotted the capers and warned members over a year earlier. download Yn67 Toyota Hilux Workshop Manual torrent. When the two men entered, Lobo recognized them from the surveillance tapes.
'So I locked the doors and told them not to move while I had one of the employees call the cops,' says Lobo. According to police, Lobo pulled a gun on the men, who nonetheless managed to wrench the door open and bolt. Lobo grabbed one of them in a headlock, and a wild shot was fired in the scuffle before the men broke free and sped away in their rented Pontiac Grand Prix. An administrative passcode opens hidden functions on common models of retail ATMs, like this screen on the Tranax Mini Bank that sets the denomination of bills the machine thinks it's dispensing. Lobo says he jumped in his car and gave chase, eventually getting the attention of the police, who took over the pursuit. The suspects pulled over and 'ran into a building and tried going out the other side to lose the police, but we were waiting for them,' says Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman Katie Flood.