A woman in Sweden has been arrested for allegedly using a fake Twitter account to post online pictures of herself having sex with men.
The 24-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested on Thursday by police in Stockholm after she was spotted in the vicinity of a nightclub.
The woman’s case is the latest to highlight the vulnerability of digital currencies to cyber-criminals.
The use of social media as a means of gaining unauthorized access to personal information is widespread, and the potential for fraudsters to gain access to it is high.
In January, hackers used a fake Facebook account to impersonate a member of the UK Parliament to gain control of a number of computers in the House of Commons.
They were able to access data from the computer systems.
In February, an Australian woman was arrested in Australia after being accused of accessing personal information on her private Facebook account.
The victim, who was identified only as Tessa, was charged with accessing private information, and faces up to six months in jail if convicted.
In a separate case, the wife of an Australian television presenter has accused her husband of hacking into her Twitter account and posting inappropriate images.