Fan page of Mark Zuckerberg, renowned founder of Facebook, was slashed last Tuesday, a prestigious violation on a site that continually faces inspection concerning its treatment of its private data of the members.
The message that shows on page of Zuckerberg in his name 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.″
The message acknowledged over 1,800 “likes” before it was removed from the page. Representatives of the Facebook have not returned calls for the remark.
Zuckerberg was not the merely well-known figure to have his Facebook page hacked. A hacker posted a message on the wall of French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Sunday that declared the president would not run for re-election.
Sarkozy answered with a post saying no scheme is foolproof.
Although Facebook is keeping silent on the hack, the company posted a blog entry, Wednesday morning titled: “A Continued Commitment to Security.” It describes attention to Data Privacy Day Friday. The day is a worldwide attempt by governments and businesses to describe attention to personal-data defense issues.
The post reads, “A key part of controlling information has always been protecting it from security threats like viruses, malware and hackers. That’s why we’ve developed a number of complex systems that operate behind the scenes to keep you secure on Facebook.”
Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, wrote on the security protection location, “Mark Zuckerberg may want to get a close glance at his privacy and security locations following this awkward violation.”
Cluley said, “It’s not obvious if he was not careful with his password, was phished or sat down in a Starbucks and acquired sidejacked while utilizing an unencrypted wireless network. On the other hand, it occurred, its left egg on his face just when Facebook needs to restore confidence users that it obtains security and privacy sincerely.”
The violation was almost certainly because of phishing, Hemanshu Nigam Founder of security consulting company SSP Blue says.
He said, “Hacking is when you are really cracking the code, you have to hack into the system of the Facebook. It’s easier to develop in through phishing,” he added “It’s moreover simple as a user of Facebook to be alert and not click on a connection you don’t believe your friend would send.”
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