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Posted on: 31 Mar 2015 

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Prisoner ‘Hacks ‘ His Way Out of Jail


Prisoner ‘hacks ‘ his way out of jail

Neil Moore, a prisoner remanded in custody in Wentworth prison was arrested and charged with over £1.8 million of fraud against several well known banks. He was in jail awaiting sentencing when he managed to illegally acquire a mobile phone and used the contraband to set up a fake email account. He walked free from prison after emailing the prison staff with fraudulent bail details. They released him based on the instructions he send via the web.  He had facilitated his escape by registering a bogus website in the name of a high ranking investigating officer in the Met Police and to make the email more convincing he added the details of the Royal Courts of Justice.

The extent of his deception was only uncovered three days after he had walked free from prison and his acting solicitor arrived to interview him.  He eventually handed himself in.

Prosecutor Ian Paton said: "A lot of criminal ingenuity harbours in the mind of Mr Moore. The case is one of extraordinary criminal inventiveness, deviousness and creativity, all apparently the developed expertise of this defendant".

(Quoted from a recent BBC News article).

This begs the question; If this could happen in a supposedly secure environment, what damage could someone cause your business? If a known criminal, arrested for his ability to defraud others and as highlighted, the system as well, then what damage or harm could someone within your organisation cause if left unchecked.

At ITWiser we can undertake both and Internal and External Security audit on your business to ensure that your business data is secure and also your staff are maintaining the required security level to protect you and your clients. 

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