Officials say advanced hack was hoax in charging twin brothers

Justin Jouvenal reports:

The cybersecurity expert and hacker claimed he created a sophisticated attack that allowed him to add unlimited funds to gift cards from major retailers — a security hole that could have resulted in huge losses for Starbucks, Kmart and Whole Foods Market.

But the story the Springfield man told federal agents and The Washington Post last summer was a hoax that he concocted to cover a pedestrian scam, according to recently unsealed court documents.

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