Facebook 'penetrated' by UK hacker, court hears

25-year-old York man faces five charges

Facebook hacker without a FB profile?

A 25-year-old student hacker successfully 'penetrated' Facebook, a court heard, to illegally access its programmes.

Said to be the first case of its kind in Britain, Glenn Steven Mangham from York, faces five charges under the Computer Misuse Act. He does not appear to have his own Facebook account.

Among the charges faced are that he "made, adapted, supplied or offered to supply" a computer program to hack into a Facebook server, Westminster magistrates’ court heard.

The social networking site has more than 750 million members worldwide.

Matthew McCabe, prosecuting, told the court: "This is what can be described as a hacking case."

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Via: The Telegraph