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Man charged with hacking into Fayetteville ATMs

Posted July 4, 2011

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— A Maryland man has been charged after Fayetteville police determined someone had been hacking into automated teller machines at local businesses, police said Monday.

Devawn Jamal Walsh, 23, of Mitchellville, Md., was charged Friday with four counts of felony accessing of a computer and one count of misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He was being held Monday in the Cumberland County jail under $30,000 in bonds.

Police said Walsh was responsible for stealing an undisclosed amount of cash from ATMs on numerous occasions.

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  • carroln Jul 6, 2011

    he's been watching too much tv. To think he could get away with that! hahaha

  • jbarron4950 Jul 5, 2011

    He's apparently got a lot of computer knowledge. It would be nice if people like that would put that ability to good use instead of trying to milk ATM's for dope money.....dsalter

    Interesting! All thieves are junkies and all painters are alcoholics. Where did I miss this in the story?

  • AtALost Jul 5, 2011

    He'll likely be locked up for years while violent criminals get timed served and probation. SMH

  • shadow315 Jul 5, 2011

    afternoondliter: No, he was intelligent. Did you not read any of the other comments? Anyone can pull this off, even a stoned criminal.

  • MikeTysonsPunchOut Jul 5, 2011

    Sounds like a fairly intelligent young man. Sadly, strength of intellect doesn't necessarily mean strength of character. I hope this serves as a wake up call for him.

  • OrionDarkwood Jul 5, 2011

    I agree with bigal02282 alot of hacking tools are automated and fairly fool proof. In the biz they are known as "script kiddies" which are probably 80% of what you see out there. Then you have the hacker want-a-be's they have skill but not a true mastery of hacking, usually they are training under a mastery hacker. You master hacker is a true hacker, a person that could be inside a hardened system faster than it takes for me to type this message (ie sub 5 minutes). They are about 2% of all the hackers out there. Master Hackers are the ones that you don't hear about unless they get stupid or someone rats them out to save there own hide.

  • dsalter Jul 4, 2011

    He's apparently got a lot of computer knowledge. It would be nice if people like that would put that ability to good use instead of trying to milk ATM's for dope money.

  • what_in_the____ Jul 4, 2011

    Why work for money when you can steal it??? Glad this one got caught.

  • bigal02282 Jul 4, 2011

    Nothing "slick" about it. For a few dollars you can buy the equipment online from forums devoted to that type of thing. There's a loser born every minute.

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 4, 2011

    Well I bet the pot got em dummy up so he got caught. But that's got to be pretty slick to hack an ATM.