Australian ATM Hacker Denied Bail

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An Australian gambler has been denied bail over charges that he stole money from ATMs last month.

"The 23-year-old, Luke Angus McLaren, is facing charges of theft and unauthorised modification of data, after posing as a technician, opening machines at the Belconnen Westfield mall, and according to police, triggering a software error that allowed him to withdraw more money than he had in his account," writes The Register's Richard Chirgwin.

"He pleaded guilty to the latest charges after stealing more than $AU10,000 and spending more than $AU50,000 at Canberra Casino," Chirgwin writes. "He then made another attempt at an ATM but found it locked, called the machine’s owner pretending to be a technician, and was caught by police while still on the phone."

Go to "Canberra ATM cracker refused bail" to read the details.

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