Jail chaos as lag hacker is left in charge of computer system

Justin Penrose reports:

A jailed hacker shut down a prison’s entire computer system – after bosses gave him the job of programming it.

Douglas Havard, 27, serving six years for stealing up to £6.5million using forged credit cards over the internet, was approached after governors wanted to create an internal TV station but needed a special computer program written.

He was left unguarded and hacked into the system’s hard drive at Ranby Prison, near Retford, Notts. Then he set up a series of passwords so no one else could get into the system.

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