Subway hackers got $40,000 in free sandwiches

Duo faces jail over conspiracy to hack into cash registers

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Subway hackers got $40,000 in free sandwiches (For illustrative purposes only) Two men are accused of selling terminals with remote login software to at least 13 Subway stores in the US. (Author: Dwight Burdette)
By  Helen Gaskell Published  May 15, 2014

Two men have admitted to selling compromised till systems to Subway outlets, which allowed them to load sandwich gift cards with $40,000, Sky news has reported.

Accused of selling point-of-sale terminals with remote login software called LogMeIn installed, to at least 13 Subway stores in the US, Shahin Abdollahi and Jeffrey Wilkinson are said to have hacked the systems using the software when the stores were closed.

They would then load cash values onto Subway gift cards, before selling them on eBay and Craigslist or using them themselves, the indictment said.

Abdollahi, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion and wire fraud.

Wilkinson pleaded guilty in February and will be sentenced later this month. Both men could face jail.

The scam allegedly began in 2011, and was investigated by the US Secret Service.

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