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Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg's Account Hacked

submitted on January 26, 2011 by pablos17 in "Member's Lounge"
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Facebook on Wednesday said a software "bug" let a hacker impersonate the social network's founder Mark Zuckerberg in a comment posted to his public fan page at the website.

The bogus update posted late Monday suggested that Facebook turn to its users instead of banks for money and got "liked" by more than 1,800 members of the social network before it was erased.

"A bug enabled status postings by unauthorized people on a handful of public pages," a Facebook spokesperson said in an email reply to an AFP inquiry. "The bug has been fixed."

Pictures of the hacked page could be found at technology news blog TechCrunch and other online venues.

The message, complete with typos, left on the page read:

"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? What do you think?"

It was signed "#hackercup2011," an apparent reference to an international computer programming competition being held by Facebook.

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    Posted by orangearrows on January 26, 2011
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    Well that hacker should have made an announcement - $1000 for first 100,000 users who LIKE this announcement. Mr Green
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    Posted by mommy25 on January 26, 2011
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    That is funny.
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 26, 2011
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    Well of course, how else is the word going to spread about FACEBOOK! Its just another gimmick. Mark Zuckerberg probably has several facebook accounts, and he of all people knows better, so "he says"!
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    Posted by lootango on January 27, 2011
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    It might be real... facebook announced a new safety feature... so if you use facebook, enable HTTPS Protocol right away! I was able to do it this morning.

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