The full report on the incident, which took place back in 2015 but wasn’t disclosed to the public until recently, revealed that the prisoners were able to hide their DIY rigs in the ceiling of a small training room in the medium-security Marion Correctional Facility. SEE ALSO: Microsoft: We’ve already patched the Shadow Brokers Windows exploits The illegal activity was noticed by an IT staffer after one of the computers on the prison’s network went over its daily usage limit. The computer in question had also triggered alerts after failed attempts to hack past the network’s controls. Some network sleuthing revealed the computers’ location in the ceiling, and good old fashioned forensic investigation found that the illegal PCs had been used by inmates Scott Spriggs and Adam Johnston, who spent extended periods of time left on their own without supervision. The two inmates didn’t just use the computers for porn they downloaded a veritable treasure trove of hacking materials and accessed the state’s Departmental Offender Tracking System to steal another inmate’s social security info after being inspired by a Bloomberg Business article on tax refund fraud. Johnston used the stolen info to apply for five credit cards, planning to use the scam from the Bloomberg article to file false tax returns. more helpful hintsThey also found some way to create passes for other inmates to access restricted areas within the prison. The illicit computers wound up causing even more issues for the prison the facility’s warden Jason Bunting, broke state rules when he didn’t report the incident to superiors. He later resigned, according to The Columbus Dispatch . Spriggs and Johnston were sent to separate facilities elsewhere in the state after the computers were discovered and the full extent of their illegal web activities were unveiled. They’re not allowed to have access to phones or electronics in their new digs, which is probably a good call. WATCH: ‘The Godfather’ turns 45 and we’ve got secrets from set Reblog
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MLB received an A- in racial hiring practices, where people of color make up 28.1 percent of the central office professional staff. The league office received a C- for gender hiring practices, with women making up 29.3 of its workforce. Of the executive level positions (VP level or higher) in the central office, 15 are held by people of color and 20 by women, according to the study. Dan Halem, the chief legal officer for MLB who also oversees human resources and diversity, acknowledges the league could do better in diversity hiring but believes initiatives put into place under Manfred’s watch will see the numbers improve over time. Instead of just following the Selig Rule that requires teams to interview a diverse pool of candidates for jobs, the new approach is to make certain there is more diversity at the lower levels, in hopes of improving the pool of candidates when higher level positions such as general manager come open. “It’s a work in progress,” Halem said. “The commissioner, when he became the commissioner in 2015, made diversity in all of these areas one of his top priorities. He put together a lot of well-funded programs in the last couple of years to try to do better. “But it’s going to take a little bit of time before we really see results from these programs in actuality.” Laphick applauds the effort MLB is making to improve the diversity numbers at the league office level, but says something needs to be done sooner rather than later to improve the abysmal showing at the team level.
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