Well, no one ever said crooks had to be smart...
... But this one might earn a 'dumbest hacker EVER' award.
A newly unsealed indictment has detailed accusations of what appears to be one of the most inept pieces of computer crime in recent history. Dwayne Cartouche Hans Jr, 27, from Richland, Washington, is charged with computer and wire fraud, as well as money laundering charges, and accused of stealing $134,000 from a bank and …
"Hans was arrested on Wednesday after a month of FBI surveillance".
So, whereas he had provided his home address, email address and even his Paypal details, doesn't that slightly show how dumb the FBI are, that it took them a month to track him?
The FBI are more interested in bringing down Hillary than anything else at the moment.
I wonder if 'The Rug' has promised them a huge increase in funding once he gets elected?
As for this fool, he's certainly as intelligent as many of those in Congress but sadly this crime will make him ineligible to even vote let alone stand for election. More wierdness from US law makers.
So, whereas he had provided his home address, email address and even his Paypal details, doesn't that slightly show how dumb the FBI are, that it took them a month to track him?It probably took them a month to make sure it was him, and not someone who had snaffled his account info. Because you would only be that obvious if you were using Someone Else's Identity.
Apparently, you're the idiot here. Showing you cannot read the article or display any common sense.
It didn't take the FBI a month to track him. They monitored him for a month.
This is done to BUILD A CASE, and find all tracks which can be used.
They also want to ensure there isn't anything else he's doing.
If you just go in and bust someone immediately, there could be other criminal acts going on, like pulling money out of YOUR bank account.
..and the 7 people who gave you a thumbs up, are equally unprepared for life after age 21.
I still have to wonder as to whether use of REAL name/address etc. actually HELPED him get the initial $100k or so. There might've been some head-scratching over it, but apparently it wasn't scrutinized enough. Was the initial scrutiny something like "is this guy a REAL person? Well, nobody would be THAT stupid..."
Trick the spooks into hacking you and then demolish their techniques.
It takes a convincing psychological profile to get them to hack you and will span decades, as they like to observe and study. I might write a book detailing their techniques sometime if I'm in the mood, those chemical motivators are very tricky to manipulate.
Actually that surprised me much. The article just glances over the fact that Dwayne actually shop-lifted a lump sum but did all the rest of nonsense.
Since all that is so blindingly obvious and the 'hacker' is beyond cartoonishly dumb, it could be someone else using that noob hacker as an easy target.
If one can breach JP, I'd assume installing backdoor into home computer and using email address is trivial.
Of course the statement may contradict the famous: "don't assume malice when stupidity will suffice"... but the stupidity is out of the charts.
"The article just glances over the fact that Dwayne actually shop-lifted a lump sum but did all the rest of nonsense."
Most criminals really are that stupid. Yes really. 99% of the prison population fit this profile.
They may have chanced on a way to lift the money but they almost never think through how to dispose of it without drawing attention to themselves.
Even the ones who think of "fence" and "obscuring the trail" fail on the "what if people wonder where I got all the money?" step
Smart criminals do it in a way that people not only throw money at them, but they're glad to do so and will never press charges. If they're really good at it they'll even get a knighthood.
I find it very hard to believe that he had the ability to figure the system out but failed to even contemplate that he was leaving a rock solid breadcrumb trail behind.
I think he had either been setup by someone using his credentials and backdoors on his computer or more likely he was given the information by pro's who would take a cut of the money in whatever untraceable form later down the line. He may have even just purchased the information from one of the many darknet marketplaces.
Hang on a minute. The thing we should be looking for in this story are the words "has been convicted".
Correct me if I'm wrong, but a lawyer representing the accused could surely claim that the jury's verdict on a future trial would be influenced by tittle tattle spouted on the internet?
Has the accused admitted he did what was said, of his own free volition? For all we know he could be the front for someone who has promised big wonga for acting as the fall guy. Something in this story makes me want to search for it on snopes.
"And this waste of skin can breathe in and out too?"
never underestimate the plans of the criminally minded... who will go FAR out of their way to try and do what this idiot [allegedly] did, but wouldn't lift a finger to get a REAL job...
[I have to wonder whether this guy was ALSO 'on the dole' in addition to the criminal activity]
This guy is not a "Hacker". Please don't insult real "Hackers"
"Idiotic thief wanna be "Hacker"accused......"
Lets keep our titles tidy, should we? : -)
The main stream has truly destroyed the title "Hacker". I truly want the 80's back!
::Grumbles:::Get off my lawn already!!
All over the deep web real criminals are ROTFLMFAO over this fool.
Still, Feds had to catch someone. It's the law of averages.
Keep in mind the FBI's reputation was built on catching Depression era bank robbers.
And at bottom that's what he is.
Me. I will be sending no roses.
In Finland there was very similar case. However 'the criminal' had a perfect alibi (surveilance cameras) and his name was in a recent legal case, where a great many names and id's was hacked. No use - the policeofficer was so confident, that this guy must be a criminal and so he was slammed into jail waiting for trial.
It took a few days for his layer to point out, that using own name is stupid, that his id an name may well be used by a fraudster. So perhaps police could take a peek to these CRV shots? They didn't really want to do that, but they did - and then they found out that this guy is really innocent. Upps!
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