Identity Theft Alert: Man Hacks Over 100 Facebook Profiles to Steal, Share Photos

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A Minnesota man is accused of hacking into the Facebook accounts of more than 100 young women, then stealing and posting their photos on various adult websites. This article on local ABC news affiliate KTSP reports that a victim discovered that her private photos were posted on an adult website and “told police that a day prior, someone under the name of a friend instant messaged her via Facebook. During the conversation, the victim was duped into disclosing information that allowed the suspect to gain access to her personal accounts. The day after the conversation, a link on the friend’s Facebook page led the victim to the adult website, where three photos identified the victim by first and last name, as well as the city of residence.” The suspect has been charged with thirteen counts of electronic use of false pretense to obtain identity, and each charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.