Burglar uploads his picture to Facebook victim’s account

Graham Cluley
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Do you recognise this man?

If so, Marc Fisher, a reporter and editor at the Washington Post would probably like to hear from you.

The photograph shows a man, wearing Marc’s brand new winter coat, and holding a wad of notes that he’s lifted from Marc’s 15-year-old son’s desk.

Not only was cash stolen in the burglary, but Marc’s son’s laptop, iPod, and some savings bonds were also taken.

What’s astonishing is that the thief also decided to open the stolen computer, take a picture of himself posing with the stolen items, and posted it on Marc Fisher’s son’s own Facebook account.

You can read the full story on the Washington Post website where the reporter appears to be underwhelmed by the police’s response so far, but at least reports that Facebook acted quickly to shut down the burglar’s access to his son’s account.

You have to wonder just how far…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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