Wednesday 21 April 2021

Hacker gets community service for faking transport cards

A 30-year-old man from Leiden has been given 60 hours community service and a suspended month jail term for forging at least 20 public transport smart cards.

The man, known as Erik van IJ, used a card reader and computer software to transfer information from a legal transport card to fake ones. He claims to have hacked the cards in order to show how weak their security is.
IJ is the first person to be found guilty of forging transport cards – the ov-chipkaart – since they were introduced.

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