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Hong Kong - Jail Clerk Hacked Computer to Date Prisoners’ Girlfriends

In a Hong Kong prison, a clerical officer, Ng King-tong, dated inmates' girlfriends after illegally accessing a computer to seize their phone numbers and other details. South China Morning Post reported the news on August 31, 2007. 30-year old Ng King-tong, a prison clerk managing the prisoners' visits, hacked into a computer system situated at the Lai Chi Kok jail to find the whereabouts of females who visited them and to whom he phoned and asked for dates.

Ng, however, pleaded guilty at a hearing in court on August 30, 2007. He admitted to have committed eight counts of unauthorized access to a computer with dishonest or criminal purpose. Ng has been sent back to custody on bail till the scheduled time of his sentence on September 21, 2007.

The officer is married and even has a boy child. Despite that, he spied on the visitors' database to find the contacts of pretty females who came to see the prisoners. Ng said that he always seemed to see a "flood of new girls and pretty" coming to visit the jail inmates, so he was tempted to break in and target them, the periodical South China Morning Post informed.

Ng managed to get in touch with seven women and went on date with many of them after he broke into the prison computer several times in May and June 2006. He began sending them messages and calling them on occasions like their birthdays and after some time, took them for dates, prosecutors told Kowloon City Court.

Meanwhile, the prison guard also admitted to allow Ng to approach some of those women and whose names appeared before Kowloon City Court. The police raided the home of the defendant and seized a floppy and CD that contained personal details of the friends of the prisoners.

During the prosecution, the defendant said that he committed the said crime unintentionally. He declared his guilt in connection with a magazine, which is for "wanting to know young".

Judge Henry Mierczak said that Ng King-tong was guilty of a serious crime that involved breaking into privacy of others.

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