Facebook Sues Porn Company Over Hacking Attempt

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facebooklogo11.gifFacebook has filed a lawsuit against a Canadian porn company alleging that they attempted to hack Facebook’s servers.

Istra Holdings Inc trading as Slickcash is alleged to have tried to access Facebook’s servers at least 200,000 times in an attempt to access the personal information of Facebook users.

Facebook users though have nothing to fear, as according to court documents “These requests for information from Facebook generated error messages and were detected as unauthorized attempts to access and harvest proprietary information.”

According to the Toronto Star, Facebook was granted a court order forcing Rogers Communications and Look Communications to divulge subscriber information relating to the requests, which then led back to Slickcash.

Facebook has not asked for a specific figure, instead stating in the suit only that they have suffered damages in excess of $5,000 and that the “extent and amount of such injury and damage will be demonstrated at trial.”

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