Two men HIRED by an Iowa courthouse to hack into system are arrested

Two men HIRED by an Iowa courthouse to hack into system are arrested


Two men arrested on suspicion of breaking into a central Iowa courthouse say they were hired to test the building’s alarm system Justin Wynn, 29, of Naples, Florida, and 43-year-old Gary Demercurio of Seattle were found in the Dallas County Courthouse early Wednesday after an alarm was tripped  Both face burglary charges and are being held on $50,000 bond apiece.  Justin Wynn, 29, and 43-year-old Gary Demercurio were found in the Dallas County Courthouse early Wednesday after an alarm was tripped The men told deputies they worked for the cyber security firm Coalfire and had been hired to test the courthouse alarm system RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Missouri officer placed on administrative leave ‘for Hot wheels! Shocking video shows car on FIRE driving down. Share this article Share The men told deputies they worked for the cyber security firm Coalfire and had been hired to test the courthouse alarm system   Both face burglary charges and are being held on $50,000 bond apiece (Demercurio pictured)The state court administration acknowledged hiring the firm but only to test the security of electronic access to court records, not for ‘forced entry into a building ”State court administration (SCA) apologizes to the Dallas County Board of Supervisors and law enforcement and will fully cooperate with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office and Dallas County Attorney as they pursue this investigation,’ Dallas County Courthouse said in a statement on the Iowa Judicial Branch website ‘Protecting the personal information contained in court documents is of paramount importance to SCA and the penetration test is one of many measures used to ensure electronic court documents are secure ‘ No attorney is listed for the men in online court records. Messages left Thursday with Coalfire and Sheriff Chad Leonard were not immediately returned  Demecurio’s Facebook indicates that he is an IT Security Consultant for Coalfire  

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