Time’s Man of the Year no longer has a page on its own site. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s fan page (http://facebook.com/markzuckerberg) was removed by FB engineers after a hacker gained access to it. According to Tech Cruncha strange wall post was posted on the page before it was taken down from the social networking site.
The following message appeared on Mark Zuckerberg’s fan page yesterday, apparently written by Zuckerberg himself: “Let the hacking begin: If Facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why won’t Facebook isn’t it letting its users invest in Facebook in a social network way? Why not turn Facebook into a “social enterprise” as Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus described it? http://bit.ly/fs6rT3 Qu do you think? #hackercup2011″
Zuckerberg wasn’t hacked, but someone was
Many have speculated that Zuckerberg may have had bad passwords, but the way Facebook fan pages are set up, Zuckerberg may have been just one of many people who had access to his page. of fans. Fan Pages can be linked to multiple accounts, which means any number of people can have admin rights to their page. If I were Mark Zuckerberg, I would have an employee update my fan page. From what we see, Zuck could be doing just that.
The real page of the founder of Facebook (http://facebook.com/zuck) is still operational and does not appear to have been tampered with. While it’s clear that an account with access to Mark Zuckerberg’s fan page was compromised, it was likely either someone else’s account or a very dumb hacker (possible ) that would ruin a public fan page, but ignore the main account linked to it. Unlikely. Zuckerberg’s fan page may be down because Facebook security doesn’t know which account connected to it has been compromised.
A hacking epidemic?
Hacking is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem. Last month, the entire network of the Gawker website was hacked, leaking 1.5 million usernames and passwords. Zuckerberg’s fan page is just one of many attacks since, including one on Trapster, McDonald’s and a number of other businesses that have since been attacked. That’s without even touching on the Anonomous hacker group’s DDOS attacks against many large corporations. Just a few days ago, a hacker started selling stolen .gov and .edu domain names. Unfortunately, this trend shows no signs of slowing down. Hopefully, this incident will prompt Facebook to start implementing basic security improvements, like SSL, and tougher password requirements. In November, it was discovered that Facebook and its rival Twitter had failed many basic security tests.