Hacker Jailed For Hacking Jail Network

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Hacker Jailed For Hacking Jail Network

A 27-year-old man from Michigan has hacked into the government computer system of Washtenaw County Jail to alter inmate records and get early release for his friend.

Konrads Voits has pleaded guilty for hacking into the government computer system in an attempt to get his friend released from jail and after getting caught he is now himself facing federal charges.

Prosecutors say Voits also used phone calls to prison staff claiming to be a manager at the County Jail's IT department and tricking them into downloading and running malware on their computers.

This allowed Voits to steal jail records of several inmates, including passwords of over 1,600 employees, along with altering electronic records inmates for early release.

Things backfired when jail employees detected changes in their records and alerted the FBI. Although no prisoners were released early, he is now facing a fine of up to $250,000 up to ten years in prison

Voits is currently in federal custody and is set to face a sentencing hearing in April 2018.

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