A young Englishman was sentenced to eight months in prison for hacking Facebook. Glenn Mangham, 26, joined the social network system on several occasions between April and May 2011. He argued that Yahoo paid for the job.
The suspect, identified as Glenn Mangham, resides in the town of York in northern England, has argued that the company wanted to show how Yahoo could improve their safety and added that also sought to prove to the social network Facebook.
The Office has confirmed that Mangham "enter unlawfully and Facebook from their computers hacked from April to May last year"
The judge, Alistair McCreath, has justified the judgment that their actions could have been "completely disastrous for Facebook." Their actions were not harmful, although they had "a real and serious potential consequences," he added.
Also responsible for British prosecutors, Alison Saunders, described here as "the broader impact and flagrant piracy of a social network that has occurred in a British court."
The prosecutor Sandip Patel has rejected allegations of Mangham, arguing that "acted with determination, ingenuity and an accurate (their actions) were sophisticated and calculated."
As a result, Facebook has invested $ 200,000 to deal with the actions of Mangham, who have driven a "disturbing, lengthy and expensive investigation" by the U.S. intelligence agency FBI and British law enforcement, explained Patel.
Mangham stole intellectual property "invaluable" you downloaded to external memory, as has been argued Patel. Facebook discovered the leak during a review of the system even though the young Briton cleared your fingerprint.
Defense attorney Tom Ventham, justified his actions because it is a boy with "a high moral values" and has blamed Yahoo for "reward" to identify the weak points of your system.
A Facebook spokesperson has "applauded" the work of the police and the prosecution in a case that "has not committed any personal data" and stressed that "working very seriously to prevent unauthorized access register" to information from the users, according to the BBC collected.