he needs a ten year stretch in jail, filming the aftereffects of a bank heist
A former Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) lecturer has been sentenced to a year in prison, after videotaping himself as he robbed a Manhattan bank last year. The Boston Globe reports that Joe Gibbons is an "experimental filmmaker" and that he allegedly planned to use the footage from his heist in an upcoming film. …
A cunning plan 'that might just work' only it didn't but credit for trying because nobody got hurt, I don't see anything about waving guns around or threats though I don't see anything about what the note said that he gave to the cashier. "Please give me all your money. It's for an art project".
But an interesting POC for physical security as well as public reaction, does remind of Trigger Happy TV - his other one of walking into an art gallery, taking a painting and walking out again and nobody stopping him? It's a relative of Hi-Vis Clipboard Man.
Pint utterly dependent on no violence being involved. If there's a video to play back in the linked article(s) I can't see it partly because newspaper websites are all so monumentally crappily done nowadays and I can't be bothered to wait for them to figure themselves out, sorry.
I do not understand why no guns = a lesser sentence. violence can also be psychological.
Example : Give the bank teller a note stating that her daughter/son/spouse will have something extremely nasty done to them should she not immediately hand over all the money.
So the years sentence means that this guy will be out in 8 months or so, if nothing else that gives him 8 months to improve his next
robbery film script...
I do not see the relevance of mentioning that he was ex-MIT other than the fact that he obviously wasn't the head of the Intelligence Department.... Intelligent people do not rob banks they become politicians and rob the people legally.
This article reminded me of a story told by a security consultant I once met.
He was called in by an Italian bank many years ago (back in the 90s). They claimed their IT security was state of the art but wanted his company to do an audit.
He started his assessment by walking unannounced into the branch office, opening a side door in the lobby, walking down a hallway and then opening an unlocked door to enter the bank's (unmanned) data center.
He then snapped a few photos, which he later showed during his meeting with the bank's directors.
No jail time, but he did get the contract. Times have certainly changed since then.
Although, I'm not too sure this ex-MIT guy was doing any penetration testing (or was he?).
The bosses had asked him to check things: makes a big difference having permissions even if the local branch staff do not know.
If only a generation of lone military server hackers would learn the same lesson we could save dozens of Aspbergers Defense pleas for the truly needy.
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