ATM hacker Barnaby Jack dies

Security researcher Barnaby Jack demonstrates how he bypassed the security of two ATMs.

(Credit: Declan McCullagh/CNET)

The computer-security community is in mourning following news that superstar hacker Barnaby Jack died on Thursday. The San Francisco resident was 35 years old.

The New Zealand native was the director of embedded device security at IOActive, a Seattle-based security evaluation company. He rose to prominence beyond the hacker community in 2010 when he demonstrated what he called “jackpotting” an ATM. He dragged two ATMs on-stage in front of a rapt audience, and then forced them to spew fake cash into the air.

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