Inmates hacked tablets to transfer over $200,000 into accounts


Over 300 inmates in Idaho successfully hacked tablets in an effort to transfer thousands of dollars of credit into their accounts. 

The tablets — made by company JPay — are intended for accessing music, ebooks, games and emails. But because of a loophole, inmates were able to use them to transfer a collective $225,000 into various accounts.

As reported by the Spokesman-Review, 364 occupants of five different Idaho correctional facilities were able to access funds through a "vulnerability" that officials didn't discover until early July.   Read more...

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