Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page hacked
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, having failed to heed warnings from a Palestinian researcher about a flaw in the social network's security, was himself subject to a hack on his Facebook page.
A post appeared on Zuckerberg's page, reading:
"First, sorry for breaking your privacy and post to your wall," wrote Khalil Shreateh in slightly broken English. "I ha[ve] no other choice to make after all the reports I sent to Facebook team."
Facebook has announced that the flaw, which enabled Shreateh to post on to any user's wall, regardless of their privacy settings, has been fixed.
As CNN reported:
Shreateh, who describes himself as an unemployed security researcher with a degree in information systems, said he found a hole in Facebook's systems that let him post to any user's page, including users not on his Friends list.
Such an exploit would be a virtual gold mine for spammers, scam artists and others seeking to take advantage of the site's roughly 1 billion users worldwide.