Conn. AG Investigating Facebook Hacking

Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011  |  Updated 7:08 AM EDT
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Conn. AG Investigating Facebook Hacking

Attorney General George Jepsen wants Facebook to say how it detects and disables fake accounts after a Connecticut lawmaker complained that her identity was misused in a scam to solicit money from her friends.

Jepsen said Monday that Rep. Kim Rose alleged that Facebook did not respond quickly to take down the site after repeated complaints that her name and photographs were being used without her
permission.

Jepsen says his office would investigate.

He asked Facebook tell his office the number of complaints over hacked accounts it had received over the last 18 months, how it responds to complaints and safeguards against hacked accounts.
Facebook has to respond by Feb. 22.

A spokesperson says Facebook takes security very seriously and devotes significant resources to protecting users from spam and scams.
 

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