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Zuckerberg's Facebook page hacked

January 27, 2011 13:08 IST
FacebookFacebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's fan page on Facebook was hacked, the second high-profile breach on the site in recent days, prompting the social networking site to post blog entry titled 'A Continued Commitment to Security'.

Zuckerberg's page was hacked on Tuesday.

The message that appeared on Zuckerberg's page under 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 received more than 1,800 "likes" before it was removed from the page, CNN reported.

Recently, French President Nicholas Sarkozy had his Facebook account hacked as well. A message on his wall said that he would not seek re-election.

"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," the blog entry posted on Wednesday said.

Betwa Sharma in New York
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