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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.
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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.
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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 .
JPay is a private company that provides digital services allowing inmates across the country to email family and friends, play electronic games, or purchase and listen to music.
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Ray said that 50 inmates credited more than $1,000 to their accounts, and the largest sum transferred by a single inmate was just under $10,000.
"This conduct was intentional, not accidental. It required a knowledge of the JPay system and multiple actions by every inmate who exploited the system's vulnerability to improperly credit their account,"...
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