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Hundreds of inmates across Idaho’s prisons hacked tablets in a mass

 

Jpay1Ariel Schwartz

A group of 364 inmates across Idaho correctional facilities hacked hand-held tablets in a mass scheme to steal nearly $225,000.
The inmates used the popular JPay tablets to transfer the funds into their own accounts.
JPay is a private company that provides digital services allowing inmates across the country to use email and play online games.

A group of 364 prison inmates in Idaho correctional facilities hacked hand-held tablets to collectively steal nearly $225,000, officials say.

The inmates used the popular JPay tablets to transfer the funds into their own accounts by exploiting a “vulnerability” within the device, Idaho Department of Correction Spokesman Jeff Ray said in a statement to the Associated Press. 

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