AU: Private files available to inmates in prison computer security breach

Rebekah Cavanagh reports:

Corrections Victoria is investigating after private files of prisoners became available to a jail’s inmates in an alarming computer security breach.

The breach has raised concerns that the information — including some prisoners’ bank details and names and addresses of family contacts — could be used to stand over or threaten inmates and their families.

The details were contained in a back-up folder on the desktop of communal computers at the Beechworth Correctional Centre’s library, which are available for prisoners’ use.

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