Barnaby Jack

(Reuters) – Barnaby Jack, a celebrated computer hacker who forced bank ATMs to spit out cash and sparked safety improvements in medical devices, died in San Francisco, a week before he was due to make a high-profile presentation at a hacking conference.

Barnaby Michael Douglas Jack (November 22, 1977 – July 25, 2013) was a New Zealand hacker, programmer and computer security professional. He was known for his presentation at the Black Hat computer security conference in 2010, during which he exploited two ATMs and made them dispense fake paper currency on the stage. Among his other most notable works were the exploitation of various medical devices, including pacemakers and insulin pumps.

Jack was renowned among industry experts for his influence in the medical and financial security fields. In 2012 his testimony led the United States Food And Drug Administration to change regulations regarding wireless medical devices. At the time of his death, Jack was the Director of Embedded Device Security at IOActive, a computer security firm with headquarters in Seattle and London.

Barnaby Jack
Born Barnaby Michael Douglas Jack
November 22, 1977
Auckland, New Zealand
Died July 25, 2013 (aged 35)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Nationality New Zealand
Occupation hacker, computer security professional and programmer