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originally posted by: Muninn
a reply to: Allaroundyou
Pulled the nozzle off?
The emergency shut off sure but removing the nozzles is silly at best.
At least 10 cars are believed to have benefitted from the free-flowing gas pump, which still has police befuddled.
I am by no means a saint. But my upbringing makes it difficult for me to so wantonly steal anything; or support anyone else doing the same thing.
originally posted by: sligtlyskeptical
My guess is that the people pumping gas actually used their cards and the funds went to the hacker instead of gas station. It seems unlikely the thief arranged to have 20-30 cars fill up, if so there should be some video evidence somewhere. How exactly would you know that the pump was giving free gas? Most people would just drive to a different pump rather than assume the pump was giving free gas.Clerk probably didn't know until someone tried to use cash and the pump wouldn't take it.
originally posted by: DJMSN
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.
originally posted by: DexterRiley
And, I know that I'm not the only one who would have just parked my car in front of the malfunctioning pump to prevent other people from taking advantage of this exploit. Not to mention that I would have tried to help the clueless employee figure out how to shut it down.
originally posted by: Woodcarver
When you read about robin hood, did you root for the Sherrif of notingham?
originally posted by: Zeta Reticuli
originally posted by: underwerks
Not all heroes wear capes.
So, thievery is now considered to be heroic?
Selective outrage much?