Facebook hacker - York student Glenn Mangham now jailed

The student who've hack the social networking giant site Facebook from York last year is unfortunately had been sentence to jail. The software developer student who was accused for trying to hack Facebook is now sentence to be jailed for eight months. The York student, Glenn Mangham admitted his been hacking the said networking site in the months of April and May last year 2011.

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Judge Alistair McCreath, the judge who sentenced Glenn Mangham, said in a report that the latter's actions could have been "utterly disastrous" for Facebook.

Having Facebook spend $200,000 in this investigation, Alison Saunders of Crown Prosecution Service defined the case as "the most extensive and flagrant incidence of social media hacking to be brought before British courts".

Involving FBI and British law enforcement, Prosecutor Sandip Patel gave a very brief description of his own saying that this case triggered a "concerted, time-consuming and costly investigation."

The student who downloaded "invaluable" intellectual property (Patel's definition of the files that've been downloaded) is considered as a crime due to its confidentiality.

The prosecutor said to the Southwark Crown Court in London that Mangham had "unlawfully accessed and hacked into the social media website Facebook and its computers in April to May last year from his bedroom in Yorkshire".

It was Facebook itself that discovered the infiltration even though the student had deleted his metadata to cover up his tracks, he had been since during a system check.

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