Interpol head’s identity stolen by cyber-criminals via Facebook

September 20th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Facebook London, Sep 20 (ANI): Cyber crime fraudsters reportedly stole the identity of the head of the Interpol using Facebook.

Security chief Ronald K. Noble revealed two fake accounts were created in his name and used to find the details of highly-dangerous criminals.

The embarrassing security breach saw one of the impersonators using the false profile to obtain information on fugitives convicted of serious crimes including rape and murder.

The police chief have now warned that there could be devastating consequences of a terrorist cyber attack as he addressed officials at the first Interpol Information Security Conference in Hong Kong.

“Just recently Interpol’s Information Security Incident Response Team discovered two Facebook profiles attempting to assume my identity as Interpol’s secretary general,” the Daily Mail quoted Noble a saying.

“One of the impersonators was using this profile to obtain information on fugitives targeted during our recent Operation Infra Red.

“Cybercrime is emerging as a very concrete threat. Considering the anonymity of cyberspace, it may in fact be one of the most dangerous criminal threats we will ever face,” added Noble.

It is believed the cyber-criminals created Facebook profiles claiming to be Noble. From there they gathered sensitive information about the suspects. (ANI)

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