Lottery Scam: Winning Tickets via Hacked Computer

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By admin July 13, 2017 18:40

Lottery Scam: Winning Tickets via Hacked Computer

Eddie Tipton is the man behind Multi-State Lottery scams. An Iowa court has found him guilty. He was creating malware in the form of DLL file. Eddie admits to using a DLL file on the secure computers of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MSLA) for doing the crime. It is perhaps one of the biggest lottery scams in the history of the USA. He also admitted that the system allowed him to provide winning numbers for his two accomplices.

Multi-State Lottery Association is a company that runs lotteries in 33 states along with the District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Tipton was working as computer information security director in its Urbandale (Iowa headquarters). He was in the five-person group with the access of company’s draw room. So, a DLL was the key to hijack RNG algorithm on secure computers.

Even though there was 24-hours security camera¬†surveillance, Tipton hacked the computers. He altered the monitoring system. Except for two code blocks, DLL was identical to the original one found on the infected computer. Tipton recruited two friends to cash out winning tickets. Tommy Tipton is the second person in this hacking activity. He is Tipton’s brother, a police officer and a former judge. Robert Rhodes who is also a businessman and Tipton’s former colleague was the third member of the hacking team. Finally, Eddie is sentenced to 10 years in prison. But, Iowa’s Supreme Court overturned his conviction.

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By admin July 13, 2017 18:40
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