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Remote Hackers giving out FREE Gas! Hijack600 gallons Clerks can only watch.its the new thing!

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posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: TheJesuit

How hard is it to go and block the pump that is faulty?....

I always see pumps with signs and/or cones signaling the pump is out of order




posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 03:17 PM
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Even if the system is not on the internet theres normally certain sort of 'dial in' access points for various companies who provide support to be able to login and I'd imagine someone who'd been fired in that area basically logged in and probably sold fuel at like 1$ a gallon to people to probably help clear a casino debt.

Also the size of the fuel grab must be pre-planned and with the ability to open up the pump just at the right time says its someone who knows how the system works and when the tanks have been refreshed.



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 03:20 PM
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originally posted by: Autorico
a reply to: Bluntone22

Ya really, it's a huge red button, lol.


Can't see a computer overriding that one.

Shuts the whole system down, as in fire or emergency. Can't believe it wasn't tried. Maybe the attendant didn't care.



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks
Not all heroes wear capes.



Well put sir

I don't usually applaud theft, but gas/oil is one of the largest rackets in the world. Sometimes the little guy has to win, and these faceless/capeless/nameless crusaders occasionally deliver that victory


OPEC, for example, is one of the largest criminal organizations out there (if taking way too much money from average working class folks was a crime, like it should be)

I usually condemn illegal use of computers also, but again these conglomerates won't get any sympathy from me

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posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

I don't care about the oil industry, I care about the individual owner of the station from where these criminals stole their income.

While the oil industry is a necessary evil in our society, that doesn't mean that we should celebrate the theft of gasoline from a business owner.



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

I agree. The station owners have nothing to do with the price of gasoline. The station owners get told what price will be on their pumps from the distributors. This is sad because the station owner may just be breaking even on their sales. Realize that the station owners make their profits on the high prices for food , drinks and other nick nacks.



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 03:38 PM
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The station owners have nothing to do with the price of gasoline.


AS far as pump price that is not necessarily true for independent stores. But if they charge much more then near by stores, they don't get business.



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 03:40 PM
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a reply to: feldercarb

From what I understand and unless it's changed in recent years, gas stations only make a couple cents on every gallon of gas--much less than our governments make on each gallon, that's for sure.



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Maybe the attendant was in on it...



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: roadgravel

Maybe the attendant was in on it...



Sorta looks that way.



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac

Putting it in neutral would be the best option as you would lose power steering by turning off the ignition. But yes in this instance they could have just turned the breakers off in the panel box.



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: AScrubWhoDied

A breaker switch would turn off the pumps as in no electricity and prevent the hackers at the same time. A simple call to 911 with the license plate of the vehicle at the pump would more than likely eventually lead to the remote hacker and case closed.



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 03:55 PM
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originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: underwerks

I don't care about the oil industry, I care about the individual owner of the station from where these criminals stole their income.

While the oil industry is a necessary evil in our society, that doesn't mean that we should celebrate the theft of gasoline from a business owner.



Yeah you are right SM, sometimes I think I hit enter a little too quickly. Easy to forget that a lot of gas stations are small businesses



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 03:55 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

Yea they get you with the goodies not on the gas. My friend owned a local refinery of which they recently sold out of. Around 15 - 20 years ago one of their employees got them into the gas station game and their money grew exponentially through that time. They own the Fivestar stations throughout Kentucky and Tennesee.
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posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks
Not all heroes wear capes.



So, thievery is now considered to be heroic?

Selective outrage much?



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

You think thieves are heros?

You also think privately owned businesses are somehow part of the oil industry?

As a business owner, your attitude appalls me!



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 04:19 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel



The station owners have nothing to do with the price of gasoline.


AS far as pump price that is not necessarily true for independent stores. But if they charge much more then near by stores, they don't get business.


Your talking penny's dude, not worth debating over



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 04:42 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Used to work in a gas station. There is an emergency shut off button/valve.
I think for publicity it is better to let the customers have a freebie and then just Block off the pumps with cones or tape.



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 04:44 PM
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originally posted by: xBWOMPx

originally posted by: roadgravel



The station owners have nothing to do with the price of gasoline.


AS far as pump price that is not necessarily true for independent stores. But if they charge much more then near by stores, they don't get business.


Your talking penny's dude, not worth debating over


Just pointing out the store chooses, not the oil companies.



posted on Jul, 9 2018 @ 04:55 PM
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originally posted by: Zeta Reticuli

originally posted by: underwerks
Not all heroes wear capes.



So, thievery is now considered to be heroic?



Never heard of Robin Hood?



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