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Zuckerberg's Facebook fan page hacked

Jan. 27, 2011 at 4:00 AM   |   Comments

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BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts technology consultant said the hacking of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's fan page calls the site's security into question.

InformationWeek reported a hoax message posted Tuesday on Zuckerberg's fan 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?"

The message was revealed as a hoax and Facebook removed the fan page Wednesday without comment.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at computer security company Sophos, said there are a number of ways a hacker could have gained access to Zuckerberg's page.

"It's not clear if he was careless with his password, was phished, or sat down in a Starbucks and got sidejacked while using an unencrypted wireless network, but however it happened, it's left egg on his face just when Facebook wants to reassure users that it takes security and privacy seriously," Cluley said.

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