Meet US ethical hacker paid to break bank security

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Meet US ethical hacker paid to break bank security

Jayson E Street has not only gotten away with hacking into bank records, but he has also hacked into the US Department of Treasury while being paid to do so.

The 54-year-old American is an ethical hacker, which means he is paid by firms to get into their systems and reveal their weaknesses online.

He addressed The National about some of his most renowned hacking exploits over the past two decades while speaking on the first day of the Gulf Intelligence and Security Expo Conference (Gisec), which is being hosted at the Dubai World Trade Centre until March 23.

Jayson began hacking into bank systems in 2010 after being asked to assist with the security of sensitive data on behalf of the financial organization where he worked. He’s hacked bank security all over the world since then, including in Beirut, Jordan, Jamaica, and the United States.

He hacks into the “victim’s” system with no intention of taking any money, leaving a message on a notepad that shows up once it’s done to show the bank that their data has been hacked.

In Kingston, Jamaica, he pretended to be a TV producer and defrauded a charitable organization in one of his most intense hacking activities.

Jayson conducts penetration testing and social engineering experiments in which he enters banks, poses as a client, and connects USB drives onto their computers.

This activates a code that infects their machines, revealing their digital infrastructure’s vulnerability.

Jayson arrives in his customary attire of baggy jeans, a black t-shirt, and a jacket to see if he will be apprehended.

However, he has walked out of most bank jobs with ease, carrying incredibly sensitive data in his pocket.

“What I do with hacking, and what most of my fellow hackers do, is that we look to discover vulnerabilities or try to make things do something that they weren’t supposed to do,” he said.

He claimed that his most well-known mission was in Beirut, where he unintentionally targeted the wrong bank.

He now chuckles about it, but he described it as “horrifying” at the time.

Jayson also claims that one of his most successful hacking operations was returning to a corporation he had previously hacked to see if they had followed his suggestions on how to protect their data.

In 2020, he hacked the organization again to determine if their digital infrastructure was still vulnerable a year after “stealing” their data.

“I had ‘robbed’ them the year before and we went through educational process. The upper management was so shocked by what I did, they took it seriously,” he said.

He added that the CEO of the company has educated their employees and conducts yearly meetings about it. KMB/Expat Media


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