The popular hacker Barnaby Jack has died in San Francisco, the hacking community has lent another star in the firmament, a master for everybody.
The popular hacker Barnaby Jack has died in San Francisco, hacking community has lent another star in the firmament. He left us just a week before he was due to illustrate the method for hacking implanted heart devices from 30 feet away.
The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office declared he died on Thursday but omitted other details on his death.
Jack is considered an excellent hacker, his passion for security bring him to be one of most popular security experts, he became popular after he proposed a technique in 2010 to force ATMs to spit out cash, the method of attack was so dubbed “Jackpotting,” .
His death is a shock for hacking community, Barnaby Jack will be due to appear at the next Black Hat hacking convention next week, demonstrating how he could attack heart devices.
Jack’s most recent employer, the cyber security consulting firm IOActive Inc, said in a Tweet: “Lost but never forgotten our beloved pirate, Barnaby Jack has passed.”
Jack has served as director of embedded device security for IOActive, he was expert to find bugs in any kind of embedded in equipment such as medical devices and banking machines.
“You grimy bastard. I was just talking up about your awesome work last night,” “You’ll be missed, bro.” Tweeted Dino Dai Zovi, another popular hacker mentioned many times because he found various flaws in Apple products.
Dave Marcus, a senior threat researcher at McAfee, wrote:
Great memory: Barnaby Jack shooting me in the face with water through a hacked insulin pump whilst doing shots. RIP Barns. You made me laugh
— Dave Marcus (@DaveMarcus) July 26, 2013Jerry Gamblin, a network security specialist and conference speaker, added:
Sad to learn @barnaby_jack has passed away. He was a much better person than he was a hacker, and that is saying something.
— Jerry Gamblin (@JGamblin) July 26, 2013Dan Kaminsky, of Cisco, Avaya and IOActive fame, chipped in:
God, the stories. Nobody caused such hilarious trouble like @barnaby_jack. You kids with your lulz are about to learn about a PRO
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.