OFFICERS from the Guardia Civil have arrested two people in Almeria for accessing people’s Facebook accounts and passwords.
While developing the Grimhilde operation, officers discovered two people who had hacked a victim’s Facebook account. They had accessed the victim’s profile over a period of 18 months, approached her friends, read her private messages and gained other private information.
The situation caused the victim to suffer frequent panic attacks, nervousness, bouts of insomnia and low self-esteem. The victim felt that people were talking about her and she needed psychological treatment.
The Guardia Civil officers traced the IP addresses involved in the crime and were able to identify two brothers, JVM aged 49 and FVJ aged 44, who were subsequently arrested.
The Guardia Civil advises everyone to take basic safety measures when using the internet. They recommend special vigilance with social networks and advise the use of strong, complicated passwords.
They draw particular attention to download sites, reminding people to be careful what they click and always carry out bank transactions from a secure site, distrusting any communication via email. They also remind us to use the same vigilance when using tablets and smart phones.