Monday, February 20, 2012

Student hacks into Facebook, gets eight months in prison

Wow. You'll have to think twice about hacking into your friends facebook account, because now it is considered serious. On Friday, British Student Glenn Mangham was sentenced to 8 months in prison for hacking deep into facebook's servers. No user details were taken, with Mangham heading straight for "invaluable" intellectual property instead. Facebook alerted the authorities after it discovered the breach last May, the FBI then followed the digital thread back to the Briton's UK address. It's believed Mangham gained access to the inner sanctum after hacking into a Facebook employee's account, though it's not known if the comedy status update and embarrassing profile picture were also part of the attack. 

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