Man Convicted Of Cyber Crime Given Access To Prison Computers

September 30, 2009

UK (ChattahBox) – A 27-year-old inmate serving six years for stealing millions by hacking into online credit accounts has been put in isolation after locking up the entire network of the prison systems computers, changing passwords and causing general mayhem. But the real kicker? He was given access to the computers on purpose.

Douglas Havard was ‘hired’ (for lack of a better term) to give the prison an internal TV program. He was given complete access, upsupervised, to the prison computers.

It wasn’t long before he had changed all passwords, frozen systems, and locked anyone else from getting in to fix what he did.

“It’s unbelievable that a criminal convicted of cyber-crime was allowed uncontrolled access to the hard drive,” a prison source was quoted by The Mirror.

“He set up such an elaborate array of passwords it took a specialist company to get it working.”

This is the second controversy to hit Ranby Prison in as many weeks. Last week a prisoner managed to her his hands on a mastet key.



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