A man was convicted for hacking into a Facebook account.
Gareth Crosskey, 21 from West Sussex was jailed at Southwark Crown Court for 12 months after hacking into a private Facebook account.
Following a successful investigation by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service's Police Central e-Crime Unit, Crosskey was convicted after he had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to offences under the Computer Misuse Act.
In January last year Crosskey gained unathorised access to the Facebook account of an individual, including the private email facility. This breach was reported to the FBI who following inquiries, traced the source of the unauthorised access to the UK.
Crosskey was arrested at his home address for offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. Computers and other storage devices were recovered from his home and subject to analysis.
The Met Police said that the PCeU are working to detect and bring before the courts those responsible for this type of offence. "Today's result should act as a deterrant to any individuals thinking of participating in this type of criminal activity. By taking swift action, PCeU officers were able to quickly detain Crosskey thereby preventing further disruption to the victim."