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PA police detain 2 over hacked Facebook account

June 22, 2013 3:56 P.M. (Updated: June 23, 2013 12:32 P.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Palestinian police on Saturday detained two suspected hackers of a Facebook account in Ramallah, authorities said.

Police said the owner of the hacked account filed a complaint at the electronic crimes department in the public prosecution. Prosecutors in cooperation with detectives in Ramallah followed up and detained two suspects.

The suspects were not identified and it was not clear if they had lawyers. They were transferred to public prosecution.

Police also seized a computer that the suspects allegedly used to hack the accounts.

In a statement, police said that they would continue to follow up on electronic crimes, and they called on the public not to hesitate to report such crimes to the authorities.
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