Student hacks Facebook- Mark Zuckerberg dislikes this
Last Updated on Monday, 20 February 2012 10:35 Written by JCWaitWat Monday, 20 February 2012 01:00
On the 17th of February a British student was sentenced to prison for eight months for “most extensive and grave” case of social media hacking to come before a British court. The student, Glen Mangham, whose actions were described as malicious and that he threatened destroying “the whole enterprise”. Mangham accessed the Facebook servers via an employee of the site in order to access otherwise restricted data while the employee was on holiday. Needless to say, during Facebook’s regular security checks, he was found out and received a knock on his door from the FBI.
Mangham’s actions cost Facebook $200,000, but Mangham defended his actions claiming that he was going to report to Facebook how they could rectify their security issues. This is something that Mangham has done in the past with Yahoo. Alas, the judge ruled that “The creation of that risk, the extent of that risk and the cost of putting it right mean at the end of it all I’m afraid a prison sentence is inevitable.”
- Student hacks into Facebook, gets eight months in prison, twelve likes (engadget.com)
- Student Ends Up In Jail For Facebook Hack (kidfriday.com)