UK student steals Facebook users data, jailed for 8 months

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The biggest social media hack|ng case in the history of UK reached its pinnacle when Glen Mangham was sentenced for 8 months jail.

He was charged for breaching Facebook security and stealing confidential data of some Facebook users.

In the Southwalk Crown Court, prosecutor Patel said that Glen infiltrated into private computers of Facebook. Moreover, he accessed (and stole) some valuable information of its users.

He further said that, his attempt was determined, sharp and very calculated. Also, his attempt was extensive and flagrant that ultimately made it as the biggest social media hack|ng case in UK’s history.

The entire drama started sometime in April 2011 when Glen Mangham, a 26 year old software student stole confidential data of Facebook users from his home in London. He actually infiltrated into the systems of Facebook employees and gained access over some private systems of Facebook.

Facebook came to know of this breach in June and reported to FBI, who tracked the location to Glen’s home. Scotland Yard raided his home and he was charged for the case.

Glen accepted the wrong doing but stated that he never intended to launch such an attack to harm Facebook, or to sell user information. It was rather an act of stupidity. He had done this thinking as a challenge to beat Facebook security.

Judges accepted his plea but reminded him of the fact that his act, though not done with bad intentions, might have had bigger implications if those stolen data would’ve came out in public or have gone into wrong hands. Also, Facebook is not a small organisation and such an act would hurt its reputation in big time.

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