Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Fan Page Hacked
On Tuesday afternoon, hackers appeared to have hacked Mark Zuckerberg’s own fan page and they left a message with some financial advice for the social king. The breach is high profile for the site that is under constant scrutiny about security and privacy concerns.
The message that appeared on the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s fan page read as follows:
Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a ‘social business’ the way Nobel Price winner Muhammad Yunus described it? http://bit.ly/fs6rT3 What do you think? #hackercup2011
The message linked to the Hacker Cup, an annual programming event organised by Facebook and received more than 1,800 “likes” before the page was completely removed. Below is a screenshot from Techcrunch who broke the story.
The page was likely run by Facebook’s marketing staff since it attracted nearly 3 million fans.
The hacker(s) may have gotten access to the account via a poorly chosen password or spyware installed on an employee’s computer that stole the password. However, Mark Zuckerberg’s private account appears not to have been affected.