Hackers Purposely Upload Their Fingerprints To Crime Scene - One Of The Dumbest Hacks Ever

Aadhya Khatri - Oct 14, 2020


Hackers Purposely Upload Their Fingerprints To Crime Scene - One Of The Dumbest Hacks Ever

Some really weird, and hilarious, hacks have happened, making it hard not to think people behind these attacking attempts did them for fun

When cyberattacks are mentioned, what comes to most people’s minds is ransom attacks worth millions of dollars or sensitive data being exposed. However, some really weird, and hilarious,  hacks have happened, making it hard not to think people behind these attacking attempts did them for fun.

In 2010, hackers put a picture of Mr. Bean in the place of the image of the former Spanish Prime Minister on the presidency site of the EU. And in 2012, a nuclear plant in Iran was hacked to play the song Thunderstruck at maximum volume.

Iran nuclear plant hacked to play Thunderstruck
In 2012, a nuclear plant in Iran was hacked to play the song Thunderstruck at maximum volume

So if you want to know more, let’s take a look at some other weird hacks in history:

Hackers Uploads Their Own Fingerprints To Crime Scene

When experts talk about hacker fingerprints, what they mean is evidence left behind by the perpetrators.

However, in 2018, some hackers purposely left their own physical fingerprints at the crime scene, thus revealing their identities in one of the weirdest hacks ever.

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Some hackers purposely left their own physical fingerprints at the crime scene

The victim of this attack is a luxury goods brand, which installed 10 fingerprint scanners at their warehouses to protect their high-value merchandise.

Some hackers found vulnerabilities in this security system and try to delete the authorized fingerprints and upload their own in the hope to gain physical access to the warehouses.

When one of the scanners behaved strangely, the attack was discovered and the law enforcement found some really concrete evidence leading them to the hackers.

Hack A Parking Meter To Play P.o.r.n, Hacked Fish Tanks And Mining Crypto Currency Under The Floor

The following hacks can’t come close to the above case in terms of stupidity but they are definitely no less weird.

In 2018, a parking kiosk at an airport was hacked by a so-called ‘grey hat’ hacker. As a result, it tried to connect to a site featuring adult content. Fortunately, since the kiosk has no screen, it couldn’t show the inappropriate videos.

In 2017, some hackers tried to hack into the system of a casino via a fish tank. What they were after was the back information of high-rollers. The casino installed firewalls and other effective protection measures but it forgot that there was a very futuristic fish tank with a connection to the Internet in its network.

Fish Tank
In 2017, some hackers tried to hack into the system of a casino via a fish tank

When cybersecurity experts inspect the casino system, they found unusual data transfer from the aquatic attraction to Finland. The hackers appeared to try to hop from the database of the tank to the player’s bank information.

Exploiting a company’s servers to mine cryptocurrency isn’t rare but the case in an Italian bank is definitely one-of-a-kind. In 2015, one of the bank’s employees piggybacked on some of its servers to run a  crypto-mining operation, hiding everything under the floor of the data center.

data center
Exploiting a company’s servers to mine cryptocurrency isn’t rare but the case in an Italian bank is definitely one-of-a-kind

When the act was caught, the employee’s fate was sealed, he was fired and the whole operation was shut down.

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