prison

Making millions out of prisoners’ email

Big business turns a blind eye to the human cost of exploiting US prisoners and their loved ones.


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bitdefender.com

Prison inmates hacked tablets to earn $225,000 in credits

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.


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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.


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tripwire.com

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.


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tripwire.com

Inmates hid self-built PCs in the ceiling and connected them to prison network

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.


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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.


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