Judge: Facebook Trolling, Even Without Monetary Theft, Still Identity Theft

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A California judge has ruled that trolling on someone’s Facebook account is in fact a crime. A California teen was recently found guilty of identity theft, even though it did not involve any monetary theft. According to Techmento, a technology blog, the boy received an “unsolicited text message with a victim’s email password. He used the password to gain access to the victim’s Facebook account and then began trolling, or in other words, he started posted sexually inappropriate messages from the victim’s account.”

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Elaine Rigoli

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