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(BusinessWeek)   Man arrested for bank robbery claims to be part of a DIA operation to test bank security. Then things get interesting   (businessweek.com) divider line 64
    More: Interesting, CIA, Fairfax County, bank robbery, Defense Intelligence Agency, Carolina Villegas, Capital One Financial Corp., Capital One, U.S. Army Reserves  
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2013-04-23 06:40:11 PM  
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I wonder if she knows him? Similar kind of deal.
 
2013-04-23 07:05:36 PM  
Simple enough the way I see it:

1. Recruit some bozo who is not very bright;

2. Tell him it is a secret mission;

3. Collect the money after every successful robbery;

4. Run like hell if he gets caught, leaving him holding the bag.

That about get it?
 
2013-04-23 07:37:10 PM  

If someone told me this story I would accuse them of getting it from infowars.


In a weird way he lived up to what he said to them, right?


And with all of that and pending charges he gets nothing but "home monitoring"?  Get me the tinfoil.

 
2013-04-23 08:02:01 PM  

spelletrader: It's amazing the kind of bullshiat that people will actually believe if you are confident and sound like you know what the fark you are talking about.


Social engineering is an incredibly powerful tool. Why pick a lock when you can simply ask someone the right way for the key?
 
2013-04-23 08:04:09 PM  

Occam's Nailfile: PawisBetlog: spelletrader: It's amazing the kind of bullshiat that people will actually believe if you are confident and sound like you know what the fark you are talking about.

i try to pull this stuff with my friends all the time.  I'll  just throw out something that's complete bullshiat, but I'll do it full dead pan with srs face.  It never gets old watching the anger.  I also try to give orders "hey get me a beer" or "hey go check on so and so", you'd be surprised how often if you look serious and use the right tone, they just get up and do it.

\yes I'm a dick.  deal with it.

Eric?


John?
 
2013-04-23 10:19:36 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Huck Chaser: "So you break into people's places to make sure nobody can break into their places?"

"It's a living."

"Not a very good one."

Fun movie!


What movie, prithee?
 
2013-04-23 10:52:46 PM  

SnakeLee: That was interesting and then I randomly Googled "Joshua Brady" and got a bunch of results like this:  http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=861544


Wow, thanks, this is a fascinating read. And here's a thread from 2005 where multiple people say he tried to scam them, and that he has been scamming people for two years (and he shows up in the thread to defend himself, using the name "SOMS"). So he's been scamming people since he was 16, at least. He seems smart and sociopathic.

From TFA: "Brady could have faced up to five years in prison for forgery, but the government is recommending he be sentenced instead to three years of supervision in his mother's home. He's agreed to seek mental health treatment, and he's back in Matoaca. He may even get his seized computers and the encrypted Operation Downstrike documents back."

I have a feeling this won't work out well.
 
2013-04-23 11:02:34 PM  
Correction: he's been scamming people since he was 14. I suck at math.
 
2013-04-23 11:51:14 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Quantum Apostrophe: Huck Chaser: "So you break into people's places to make sure nobody can break into their places?"

"It's a living."

"Not a very good one."

Fun movie!

What movie, prithee?


Sneakers.  One of my all time favorites.
 
2013-04-24 07:35:03 AM  

Huck Chaser: BarkingUnicorn: Quantum Apostrophe: Huck Chaser: "So you break into people's places to make sure nobody can break into their places?"

"It's a living."

"Not a very good one."

Fun movie!

What movie, prithee?

Sneakers.  One of my all time favorites.


It looks great and I love the cast so I just bought it on amazon instant video for $5.98.
 
2013-04-24 09:33:33 AM  

Fibro: It looks great and I love the cast so I just bought it on amazon instant video for $5.98.


Nice!  Despite the fact that it's over 20 years old (holy crap) and a lot of it is based around technology, it somehow manages to not be comically outdated.
 
2013-04-24 11:22:06 AM  

KhamanV: Social engineering; it's probably 80% of what hackers actually do. It's also coincidentally about 80% of the plots on 'Burn Notice' for pretty much that reason. Act like you belong, don't rock the boat, and you can get into a lot of places you probably shouldn't.


I recall a post I read where some guy decided to hack one of those construction road signs. He had changed one to something like "zombies ahead" and was working on a second (apparently they werent' locked and used 'password' for a password or something) He was midway through reprogramming the 2nd when he heard someone walk up next to him. He figured it might be a cop and if he ran, he would know he was guilty. So he just kept working. Turns out it was just some jogger or something. Guy asked him what he was doing and he said he was adjusting the equipment or something. Then the other guy said "Did you know someone messed with the other sign?"  Guy just keeps working and says "Yep, that's why I am out here. Damn kids." The jogger then left, and the other guy finished changing the sign and went about his day.

Amazing the places you can go as long as you act confident. Also helps to carry a clipboard.

I used to work IT for the Command and General Staff College at Leavenworth. The officers teaching the classes would want computer work done, but they didn't want us to interupt their classes (which were all day) so it boiled down to EVERYONE wanted work done on our lunch break. Well fark a bunch of that. When I'd get a work order, I'd go up to the class, bang the door open, go right to the machine and fix the problem without even looking at the instructor. Only got kicked out once. Meanwhile a co-worker who was a small timid female would knock politely, open the door, pke her head in, and say "excuse me..sorry, but I am here to fix the computer" She got kicked out every time.
 
2013-04-24 01:31:20 PM  

MythDragon: KhamanV: Social engineering; it's probably 80% of what hackers actually do. It's also coincidentally about 80% of the plots on 'Burn Notice' for pretty much that reason. Act like you belong, don't rock the boat, and you can get into a lot of places you probably shouldn't.

I recall a post I read where some guy decided to hack one of those construction road signs. He had changed one to something like "zombies ahead" and was working on a second (apparently they werent' locked and used 'password' for a password or something) He was midway through reprogramming the 2nd when he heard someone walk up next to him. He figured it might be a cop and if he ran, he would know he was guilty. So he just kept working. Turns out it was just some jogger or something. Guy asked him what he was doing and he said he was adjusting the equipment or something. Then the other guy said "Did you know someone messed with the other sign?"  Guy just keeps working and says "Yep, that's why I am out here. Damn kids." The jogger then left, and the other guy finished changing the sign and went about his day.

Amazing the places you can go as long as you act confident. Also helps to carry a clipboard.


www.austinchronicle.com

All you need is a laminated photo ID and good vest to look legit.  Of course it doesn't hurt to be able to throw a football over a mountain either.
 
2013-04-24 02:48:53 PM  
amazing read.
 
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