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Man Booked For Hacking Wife’s Facebook Account

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An Indian man was booked on Wednesday, under section 66A of the Information Technology Act, for the alleged hacking of his wife’s Facebook account.

Man Booked For Hacking Wife's Facebook Account

Facebook hacking, changing password and objectionable messages

The victim is Meenu, and she claims that her husband Sachin Jindal, from Faridabad, hacked his way into her Facebook account, changed her login password so she was no longer able to access her own page, and then he is alleged to have sent malicious messages to her friends.

Matrimonial difficulties

It appears that the couple had been having matrimonial difficulties for a few months. The lady now lives in sector 9A in Gurgaon. A police officer involved in the case stated, “According to the complainant, the accused hacked her Facebook account to settle scores. She approached the police when he did not mend his ways,”

He continued, “based on the complaint, a preliminary investigation was carried out by the Cyber Cell and the allegations against the man were found to be true.”

Investigation finds the husband responsible

“After an investigation it was found that Jindal changed the password and uploaded insulting posts,” Assistant Commissioner of Police Hawa Singh told IANS.

The spokesperson for the Gurgaon Police, Assistant Commissioner Hawa Singh said, “A case has been registered against the accused,” and he is expected to be arrested very soon.

High profile hacking of Mark Zuckerberg

Hacking is an all too common problem in today’s digital world. In this case it is likely the the estranged husband was able to guess the password. Meana, the victim, is in good company though. Earlier this month Mark Zuckerberg the founder and Chief Executive of Facebook had a number of his social media accounts hacked, included LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest.

After a huge cache of LinkedIn passwords were leaked online, it was found that Zuckerberg’s details were included. Although the passwords were encrypted with an algorithm, it was relatively easy for a Saudi Arabian group calling themselves OurMine to crack.

And what was his password… Dadada !!

Security Hoax

Facebook has recently had to deny a recent ‘privacy notice’ and has made a statement branding it as a hoax. The note was claiming that unless you copied and pasted some information, all your posts would be become public. Facebook confirmed there had been no change in its privacy policy.

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