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21-year-old gets 12 months for hacking Facebook account | ZDNet

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21-year-old Gareth Crosskey of the U.K. has been sentenced to 12 months in jail for illegally accessing a Facebook account belonging to an unidentified individual in the U.S. The Brit was accused of hacking into the American’s Facebook account on January 12, 2011. The nature of the relationship between the two is unknown.

After being contacted by the victim, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began looking into the case last year. The FBI traced the source of the hack to the U.K., where the inquiry had to leave American hands. U.S. agents thus contacted Scotland Yard to take over, and the Metropolitan Police Central e-crime Unit (PCeU) tracked down the suspect.

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