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[ISN] Cyber-criminals steal identity of one of the world's top security chiefs using Facebook

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Sep 20 2010 - 05:46:33 GMT
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1313381/Cyber-crooks-steal-identity-Ronald-K-Noble-worlds-security-chief--FACEBOOK.html

By Daily Mail Reporter
19th September 2010

The head of Interpol has warned that cybercrime is the 'most dangerous
criminal threat we will ever face' after fraudsters stole his identity
on Facebook.

Security chief Ronald K. Noble revealed that 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 used the
false profile to obtain information on fugitives convicted of serious
crimes including rape and murder.

The police chief has 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.

He said: 'Just recently Interpol's Information Security Incident
Response Team discovered two Facebook profiles attempting to assume my
identity as Interpol's secretary general.

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