Mark Zuckerberg Is Target of Facebook Profile Hack

The Facebook profile of company founder Mark Zuckerberg was hacked on Tuesday, as unauthorized posts were made from his account. It’s another embarrassing privacy breach for the social networking site, and one that hits close to home. Last week, French President Nicolas Sarkozy saw his Facebook profile be hacked as well.

The tech news site TechCrunch first reported the hack, which involved an “odd and seemingly drunken” post on Zuckerberg’s Facebook profile:

“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? #hackercup2011”

The slash tag refers to Facebook’s Hacker Cup competition. According to Sophos, the hack might have been password-related. As the blog points out, many celebrities have their social networking handled by a team of assistants instead of making posts themselves. This leaves them open to having their password leak outside of their team.

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