Hackers Target Facebook CEO Zuckerberg

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.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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