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Some of the nation’s top intelligence minds were fired from the CIA — for hacking a vending machine. (Reuters)


Some of the nation’s top intelligence minds were kicked out of the CIA — for hacking a vending machine and stealing more than $3,000.00 in snacks! Unbelievable! 

The spy group axed several contractors after it discovered they had stolen $3,314.40 in eats from compromised vending machines between fall 2012 and March 2013, according to a declassified Office of Inspector General report obtained by BuzzFeed News.

The “theft scheme” involved unplugging a cable connecting the machines to an electronic payment system called FreedomPay, and then using “unfunded FreedomPay cards” to buy the snacks at no cost.

When nosh began going missing from agency vending machines, the CIA did what it does best — it put up cameras and started spying on the break room, The New York Post reports.

“Video footage recovered from the surveillance cameras captured numerous perpetrators engaged in the … theft scheme, all of whom were readily identifiable as agency contract personnel,” the report states.

The machines take payment via prepaid cards, but one contract worker realized he could use a dummy card with no money on it if he simply unplugged the so-called “FreedomPay” system so it could not connect to payment servers, the report states.

Investigators pinpointed one contract employee as having masterminded the scheme thanks to “his knowledge of computer networks.” The employee admitted to successfully testing the vending hack, before sharing the technique with several colleagues.

An unidentified number of other contract employees, one of whom was caught on camera, were identified as suspects. They quickly admitted to the thefts. All then surrendered their CIA badges, were escorted from the building by security, and were fired by their respective contract employers.

Pretty crazy, huh?

What morons.

God Bless. Source- AFF

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