Friday, November 07, 2008

Ex-Massachusetts Inmate Charged in Prison Computer Hacking

Jeannie M. Nuss writes on The Boston Globe:

Authorities arrested a former Massachusetts prisoner in North Carolina on Wednesday and charged him with hacking into a Plymouth prison's computer system and providing inmates with a list of current and former prison workers, US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan said yesterday.

Francis G. Janosko, 42, whose last known address was in South Carolina, allegedly hacked into the Plymouth County Correctional Facility's computer's management program and provided inmates with access to the names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, home addresses, and telephone numbers of more than 1,100 current and former prison employees.

He was indicted Oct. 29 on one count of intentional damage to a protected computer and one count of aggravated identity theft, Sullivan said in a statement.

He could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 if convicted on the computer charge and two years in prison if convicted of identity theft.

More here.


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