Coca-Cola machine hack on slot machine

State police Tuesday arrested three men — including a former Swissvale police officer — in connection with a heist that Washington County District Attorney Steven Toprani called “one of the single largest casino machine thefts in American history.”

The investigation showed Nestor repeatedly used “a complex series of button presses and screen changes to cause the slot machine to have an error in its programming. This resulted in the machine displaying a false jackpot,” according to the presentment.

Pittsburgh Live

This old type of hack is going to keep occurring, because people like building flaky menu systems and if that fails, putting in quasi-backdoors for ease of debugging or other reasons.

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