Washington Post editor the victim of burglary, Facebook hijacking


When Washington Post writer and editor Marc Fisher’s house was broken into earlier this month, his son’s savings bonds, iPod and laptop were stolen — and his Facebook account was hijacked.

Fisher wrote about the incident, saying the thief posted an image of himself — with a handful of cash — on Fisher’s son’s Facebook page. According to Fisher, the thief took a picture using the stolen laptop before leaving house.

The account has since been secured, but Fisher told NPR’s Liane Hansen that the violation of online “personal space” was among the more difficult emotional aspects of the robbery.

The family is waiting for Washington, D.C., police to subpoena Facebook for details of where the laptop may have been used following the robbery.

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