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Hacker breaks into his jail's mainframe during prison IT class

Insider attack

Nicholas Webber, sentenced for five years in 2011 "for masterminding a multi-million-pound internet crime site, triggered the security scare during a lesson. It is understood his actions caused ‘major panic’ but it is not clear what, if anything, he managed to access." His illegal site, GhostMarket, had sold details from stolen credit cards. A Prison Service spokesman told the Daily Mail: ‘At the time of this incident in 2011 the educational computer system at HMP Isis was a closed network. No access to personal information or wider access to the internet or other prison systems would have been possible.’

sector

Government (Foreign)

reported

March 2, 2013

reported by

Daily Mail

number affected

Unknown

location of breach

UK

perpetrators

British hacker

location of perpetrators

UK

date breach occurred

2011

date breach detected

2011