UK Man Nabbed for Attempted Facebook Hack

A 26-year-old U.K. man was arrested last week after being accused of trying to hack into Facebook, IDG News reports.

Few details are known about the alleged incident, but Facebook said last Friday no user information had been stolen and it is working with the FBI and Scotland Yard in an investigation.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said the suspect had been arrested in North Yorkshire on “suspicion of computer hacking offenses,” and is now released on bond. The spokesman declined to provide further information about the case, and it remains unclear what the motive may have been.

IDG News noted that Facebook is an attractive target for hackers and is often targeted by scammers looking to trick users into clicking on links or downloading malware. The site also hosts an abundance of personal information that could be used in  spear-phishing attacks.

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