Zuckerberg’s Facebook page hacked

Mark Zuckerberg’s fan page was hacked Tuesday — there was a message on hiss page which contained the following:

“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″

But the Facebook founder wasn’t the only to be hacked. A hacker posted a message on French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s wall on Sunday that stated the president would not run for re-election. Sarkozy responded with a post saying no system is infallible.

Hemanshu Nigam Founder of security consulting company SSP Blue says the breach was probably due to phishing.

“Hacking is when you’re actually breaking the code — you have to hack into Facebook’s system,” he said. “It’s easier to exploit in through phishing,” he said “It’s also easy as a user of Facebook to be on guard and not click on a link you don’t think your friend would send.”

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