It’s hard to find a feel-good hacking story. But if you’ve got to hack something, I suppose a slot machine is decent choice. From Wired: Meet Alex, the Russian casino hacker who makes millions targeting slot machines.”They use phones to record video of a vulnerable machine in action, then transmit the footage to an office in St. Petersburg. There, Alex and his assistants analyze the video to determine when the games’ odds will briefly tilt against the house. They then send timing data to a custom app on an agent’s phone; this data causes the phones to vibrate a split second before the agent should press the ‘Spin’ button.”