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Jail for 'ethical' hacker who bypassed Facebook security from his bedroom

Published February 20, 2012

A British student who breached security at Facebook last year has been sentenced to eight months in jail, despite arguing that his intentions were not malicious.

Glenn Mangham, who had previously been rewarded by Yahoo for finding vulnerabilities in its systems, unlawfully accessed and hacked into Facebook's computer systems between April and May last year from his bedroom in York.

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