Jailed Hacker Cracked Prison NetworkAdded: Friday, March 29th, 2013
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Nicholas Webber, jailed for 5 years for creating a hacker’s forum website, was accidentally invited into an IT class in prison. As you might guess, the consequences of this move appeared difficult.
Now the prison authorities are arguing about who let it happen, but it actually doesn’t matter any more. For some reason, Nicholas Webber was allowed into an IT class in his prison, despite the fact that he was serving 5 years for launching a website called GhostMarket. The latter allowed people interested in writing computer viruses to partake of stolen IDs and enjoy private credit card data to congregate.
The hacker was caught using hacked personal data to purchase everything from smart devices to hotel stays. Although one might have thought that an IT class would have been dull for such expert, in fact inviting him to an IT class encouraged him to enjoy a little mischief. In result, the computer network at Her Majesty’s Prison Isis, South London, was hacked.
The mistake which led to the hacking back in 2011 has only come to light after the teacher at the IT class in jail, Michael Fox, launched a lawsuit against the college which employed him for unfair dismissal. The teacher claims he wasn’t aware that Webber had been a hacker. However, Prison Isis banned him and sent notes to other prisons that his talents were allegedly imperfect. As a result, Kensington and Chelsea College also laid him off.
According to the representatives of the prison, at the time of this incident the educational computer system at Isis was a closed network, without access to personal data or wider access to the worldwide web or other prison systems. However, the press reports announced that a “major panic” ensued. Michael Fox told an employment tribunal that the perceived problem was there was a tutor who had consequently been excluded by the jail and charged with allowing a hacker to crack the jail’s network.
Of course, someone must have known that Nicholas Webber was charged for hacking before he went to the IT class – the individual was sometimes referred to as a “notorious cyber-criminal”. It is unclear who might it have been if not Fox.
Her Majesty’s Prison Isis specializes in criminals under 25 and is located next to Her Majesty’s Prison, Belmarsh. It is also considered to be a maximum security facility. In the meantime, after the accident the BBC reported that the prison had been “bedeviled” with faulty technology.
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Friday, March 29th, 2013
|Good Article cheers SaM, nice read.|
|posted by (2013-03-29 21:16:12)|
|LOL Thanks Sam,good article...I bet the hacker gave some prison guard some PC advice and such made friends,guard now does favor for dude in return. WaLa brings hacker to class,too funny!|
|posted by (2013-03-29 22:44:49)|
|Chalk another one up 4 the cons lol, thx SaM|
|yeah quite amusing reminds me back in day 1986. but i read this artvle over a month ago nice to now making torrent rounds.|
|Good laugh for a Saturday morning. Thanks Sam.|
|Very nice article Thanxx Sam|
the title made me to read the article
|posted by (2013-03-30 11:54:28)|
|well what a silly place to put a hacker lol|
|Nice article LOL!!|
|posted by (2013-04-01 01:27:11)|
|so, why didn't he hack himself a prison release?|
|That's what I was thinking @9. I went to school ,with a lot of cops and jailers in FL U.S. Think they went as part of promotions and such. At first the classes seemed at about a high school level but junior and senior year (never saw one of the in grad school)the classes got a lot more difficult. A law professor from Stetson Law School came over and taught classes like Constitutional Law, Case Law and so on. Needless to say a great deal of these dunder heads flunked out. I believe if you are not smart enough to even get a A.A. or A.S. you should not be able to drive around carrying a mag. No offense to people who didn't get the opp to go to school or had no need. I had to take non-credit classes just to get to college level Algebra who? what?||
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