A UK computer science student has been given an eight-month prison sentence for hacking into Facebook.

"Glenn Mangham, 26, previously pleaded guilty to hacking into the social networking site between April and May last year," writes The Register's John Leyden. "The incident created a flap at Facebook amid fears that hackers were attempting to extract the software blueprints of the website."

"Facebook stressed that no user data was involved in the breach, which cost the social network an estimated $200,000 in investigation costs and other expenses," Leyden writes.

Go to "Brit student locked up for Facebook source code hack" to read the details.

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