I hacked all four John Deere Telematics Gateway's, and the John Deere Gen4 Series Display. Without those, it's "just a tractor." However, this is Critical Infrastructure. In fact, without Tractors, Combines & Implements: farmers cannot plant, spray or harvest. No raw materials == no food & alcohol. You will see how long I persisted over multiple months, to gain access and was able to hack these devices to the absolute binary core, warts & all. What was the bounty? Source Code, Root File Systems, FPGA compiled binaries, the works. Agricultural Security is a serious issue. Multiple ransomware attacks last year showed exactly how destructive attacks on Food & Agriculture are, and how fragile the supply chain is.
Sick Codes is an Australian hacker, who resides somewhere in Asia: I love 0days, emulation, open source, reverse engineering, standing up for other researchers & fast motorbikes. I have worked on many interesting projects over the last few years including hacking & emulating TV's, cars, tractors, watches, ice cream machines, and more. My heart lies with Free Software but I like to go where no researcher has gone before. My works include Docker-OSX, which regularly trends on GitHub with 22k+ stars, 250k+ downloads. I've spoken 2x at DEF CON, published 20+ CVEs, competed in CTFs, and I'm here to stay.