21 year old British Hacker jailed for a year after hacking Selena Gomez's Facebook
Posted on 8:17pm Monday 21st May 2012
A 21 year old British fast-food worker, Gareth Crosskey, has been jailed for hacking into American singer/actress Selena Gomez’s Facebook page. Crosskey, of Lancing, West Sussex, posed as the 19 year old star’s step-father Brian Teefey to convince staff at the social networking firm to change passwords to her account.
He went on to infiltrate Selena Gomez’s Facebook page, posting negative statements about her new boyfriend Justin Bieber and read personal messages between the high profile couple. He posted ‘Justin Bieber sucks’ on her Facebook page; which also appeared on her Twitter account, prompting a wave of abuse from devoted Beliebers.
Crosskey, was was 19 at the time of the hacking in January 2011, was jailed for 12 months after admitting two offences under the Computer Misuse Act. After the hacking, Crosskey offered the secret information to magazine’s such as OK! about Gomez, who was yet to go public with her romance with Bieber at the time.
My only question is was it worth it? Thought not.