UK: Prison laptop scandal: How the computers were hacked

Paul Peachey reports:

The welcome screen on the prison laptop was simple to navigate. Prison officials clicked on the dog icon, inmates clicked on the cat. Clicking on the dog – and entering the password – allowed access to a section with administrator privileges and access to the internet. The cat was a gateway to little more than a basic word processor.

Unlocking the “dog” was key to the plotters’ attempts to use the computer to smuggle drugs. Using an east European hacker inside the prison, the gang obtained a coded pen drive that was smuggled into the prison by a visitor.

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