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Young Hacker, Who Took Over Jail Network to Get Friend Released Early, Faces Prison

Well, "a friend in need is a friend indeed" goes a long way, but in this case, this phrase hardly makes any sense.

A 27-year-old Michigan man who hacked into the government computer system of Washtenaw County Jail to alter inmate records and gain early release for his friend is now himself facing federal charges after getting caught.

Konrads Voits from Ann Arbor, Michigan, pleaded guilty in federal court last week for hacking into the Washtenaw County government computer system earlier this year using malware, phishing, and social engineering tricks in an attempt to get his friend released early from jail. Prosecutors say Voits also used phone calls to prison staff claiming to be a manager at the County Jail's IT department and tricking them into downloading and running malware on their computers by visiting a phony website at "," which mimics the Washtenaw official URL, ""

Voit then obtained the remote login information of one of the Jail...(continued)

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