Hacker who almost sprung a prisoner out of jail is himself imprisoned for seven years

IT staff were tricked into visiting a webpage which installed malware onto their computers, ultimately giving a hacker complete control of prison records.

Smashing Security podcast #056: Peeping Toms, prison hacks, and parliamentary passwords

Why you should check your Airbnb for hidden cameras, a hacker attempts a different kind of jailbreak, and British MPs prove that they really are clueless when it comes to cybersecurity.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Ian Whalley.


How a hack almost sprung a prisoner out of jail

In an audacious attack, a hacker attempted to get his friend released from prison early.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

Jailed cybercriminal hacked into his own prison’s computer system after being put in IT class

Here’s a piece of advice for those running classes training prisoners about information technology.

It’s probably not a good idea to let notorious hackers join the course – or, if you do, to keep a very close eye on what they’re up to.

From pizza to cybercrime: DarkMarket mastermind jailed

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Spyware helps send child abuser to jail

Read more in my article at Naked Security.

Teenager escapes jail after £9000 phishing scam

Read more in my article at Naked Security.