I hope that British Student Glenn Mangham thinks that it was all worth it. He has a long lonely road ahead of him and it won’t include surfing social network sites. He was sentenced to eight months in jail for hacking into Facebook’s servers.
Glenn Mangham, 26, admitted to infiltrating the website between April and May of last year. Apparently no user details were taken, as he went straight for “invaluable” intellectual property instead. Facebook alerted the authorities last May after they discovered the breach. The FBI took care of the rest, tracing it all back to the UK address. He found his way in by hacking into the account of a Facebook employee.
He had previously shown the search engine Yahoo how it could improve its security and he said that he wanted to do the same for Facebook. The judge did not buy it.
Source EngadgetFiled Under: Technology News