Hackers target Zuckerberg and Facebook funding
Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has had his social networking page hacked with the unknown hacker taking the opportunity to condemn the company’s funding system.
The official fan page for Zuckerberg, one that has pegged up almost 3 million ‘likes’, was left reeling after an anonymous hacker gained access to the page and posted a message seemingly from the Facebook head.
The falsified outgoing post 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? http://bit.ly/fs6rT3 What do you think? #hackercup2011.”
Although quickly removed from the site, the comment, totted up almost 2,000 ‘Likes’ and numerous comments in just three minutes from posting.
Although attempting to raise comment and debate around Facebook’s recent spate of bank funding, the mysterious hacker has raised concerns around the security of the world’s leading social network upon which millions of users store increasing streams of personal data.