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Snowden picks up 'Epic 0wnage' gong in Vegas... well, not literally
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2013 13:01:41 +0000 (UTC)
By John Leyden
2nd August 2013
Security researcher Barnaby Jack, famous for his "jackpot" hack on ATMs,
which forced them to spit out cash, has won a lifetime achievement award
less than a week after his death.
The honour was announced yesterday at the Pwnie awards, Infosec's
equivalent to the Oscars.
Jack, 35, died last Thursday just days before he was due to give a talk on
electronic medical implants for humans at Black Hat. The slot at the Las
Vegas conference was left open, allowing friends and colleagues to gather
together and swap anecdotes about the famed white hat hacker.
Chris Valasek, director of security intelligence at IOActive – where Jack
had worked as director of embedded device security – paid tribute to the
famed ATM and medical device ethical hacker during the award ceremony.
Friends of Barnaby Jack have set up a fund which aims to raise $25,000,
with donations thus far topping $13,000. "While there are no words to ever
fully capture the man that Barnaby was, this fund is here to address any
needs that the family may have and allow them to choose the way in which
they feel best honors their beloved son," a statement on the donation page
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