Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Don't Mess With Someone Else's Password

Teenagers may think it's cool to hack into someone's Facebook page, alter the subscriber's profile, and post sexually explicit comments, but it may also be a crime. In a recent case, a juvenile used a girl's email password and account to gain access to her Facebook account, where he posted, in her name, prurient messages on two of her male friend's pages (walls) and altered her profile description in a vulgar manner. The juvenile was found guilty of identity theft under California Penal Code section 530.5 and ordered to serve 90 days to a year in the county juvenile Alpha Program. (In re Rolando S. (2011) 197 Cal.App.4th 936).

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