Big business turns a blind eye to the human cost of exploiting US prisoners and their loved ones.
364 inmates in five of Idaho’s state prisons have exploited vulnerabilities in the JPay tablets they use to read email and access video games in order to boost their credit balances.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
IT staff were tricked into visiting a webpage which installed malware onto their computers, ultimately giving a hacker complete control of prison records.
Inmates in built computers from PCs they were supposed to be dismantling for recycling, hid them in the ceiling, and connected them to the prison network.
Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
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.