How A Man Stole Nude Photos Through Facebook

You may remember a post from a few days ago in which the California Attorney General revealed some details about Facebook and how it can essentially give away your password. Well now more information is available about the case; unfortunately the details make the situation even worse. (Here is the original story)

The man arrested allegedly used Facebook information to recover or guess women’s email passwords; through the women’s email accounts the hacker uncovered hundreds of nude images of his victims. Numerous victims have been quoted saying they feel extremely violated; fortunately the man is in jail and will be serving a 6 year prison sentence.

Experts say this is essentially a social engineering scheme; by stealing information from you (through Facebook) a hacker can very easily take control of your online identity. Don’t let yourself fall victim to a similar scheme!



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