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Famous hacker Barnaby Jack’s death ruled a drug overdose

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January 3, 2014
Cybersecurity
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“The San Francisco medical examiner’s office has ruled that the sudden death of the well-known hacker Barnaby Jack at the age of 36 was due to an accidental overdose from combining heroin, cocaine, Xanax, and Benadryl.

Jack was an ingenious programmer from New Zealand best known for making an ATM spit out bills and figuring out how to wirelessly hack into medical devices, including a pacemaker and an insulin pump. He was scheduled to give a talk on the latter last year at the security conference Black Hat, where hackers present their exploits in order to make the public aware of cybersecurity vulnerabilities. His talk was one of the most anticipated at the convention, but he died six days before he was supposed to give it.”

Source: Famous hacker Barnaby Jack’s death ruled a drug overdose | The Verge