Hackers Target Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 01-26-2011 Print Email
Hackers allegedly got to the Facebook founder's own fan page.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's fan page appears to have been hacked Jan. 25.

Though the company has not responded to inquiries about exactly what took place, reports have surfaced that the CEO's page was compromised and the following message was posted: "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 Prize winner Muhammad Yunus described it? http://bit.ly/fs6rT3 What do you think? #hackercup2011."

The message comes just days after Facebook announced it had raised $1.5 billion in funding from Goldman Sachs and Digital Sky Technologies, bringing the company's total value to $50 billion.

The hash tag of "hackercup2011" at the end of the note may be a reference to Facebook's Hacker Cup contest, a programming competition the company announced in December. According to Websense, the URL shortener in the message links to a non-malicious page on Wikipedia.

For more, read the eWeek article: Facebook CEO Zuckerberg's Fan Page Reportedly Hacked.


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