Sunday, September 19, 2010

Interpol Chief Has Facebook Identity Stolen

John E. Dunn writes on

He’s one of the most powerful people in world policing, but on Facebook Interpol chief Ronald K. Noble is just as vulnerable to identity theft as anyone else.

At last week’s inaugural Interpol Information Security Conference in Hong Kong, secretary general Noble revealed that criminals had set up two accounts impersonating him on the networking site during this summer’s high-profile global dragnet, ‘Operation Infra-Red’.

The fraud was discovered only recently by Interpol’s Security Incident Response Team.

“One of the impersonators was using this profile to obtain information on fugitives targeted during our recent Operation Infra-Red," Noble told delegates.

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