Canadian boys, 14, hack into ATM in school lunch break

Boys, 14, hack ATM in school lunch break
Matthew Hewlett and Caleb Turon hacked this ATM in Canada (Picture: Caters)

Two 14-year-old boys managed to hack into an ATM machine during their school lunch break.

Matthew Hewlett and Caleb Turon lowered the surcharge to one cent and changed the welcome message to ‘go away, this ATM has been hacked’ at the Bank of Montreal machine in Winnipeg, Canada.

The young code crackers picked up an old ATM operators manual online that showed how to get into the machine’s operator mode.

After gaining access to sensitive information they went to the nearest bank branch and informed staff – who at first did not believe them.

Matthew told the Winnipeg Sun: ‘We both went back to the ATM and I got into the operator mode again. Then I started printing off documentation like how much money is currently in the machine, how many withdrawals have happened that day, how much it’s made off surcharges.

‘Then I found a way to change the surcharge amount, so I changed the surcharge amount to one cent.’

The boys took the proof back to the bank.

He continued: ‘They brought the branch manager out to talk to us. He was quite concerned and said he would have to contact head security.’

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12 June 2014 | 11:50 am – Source:

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