[WASC-WHID] WHID 2011-83: Minn. man accused of hacking Facebook accounts
WASC Web Hacking Incidents Database
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*Entry Title: *WHID 2011-83: Minn. man accused of hacking Facebook accounts
*WHID ID: *2011-83
*Date Occurred: *April 21, 2011
*Attack Method: *Social Engineering
*Application Weakness: *Insufficient Password Recovery
*Outcome: *Account Takeover
*Attacked Entity Field: *Web 2.0
*Attacked Entity Geography: *
*Incident Description: *Prosecutors have accused a Minnesota man of hacking
into other people's Facebook and other computer accounts and stealing photos
of women to post on adult websites.
Prosecutors charged Timothy Peter Noirjean, 26, of Woodbury, with 13 counts
of identity theft, alleging that from February 2010 through March 2010 he
contacted women online and duped them into providing him with personal
information that allowed him to hack their Facebook and other accounts.
After hacking a Facebook account, prosecutors say Noirjean would pose as the
owner to make contact with that person's friends and try to gain access to
more computer accounts.
*Mass Attack: *No
*Attack Source Geography: *
*Attacked System Technology: *Facebook
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