I have written about various Facebook scams in the past, most of them were not harmful, but they definitely showed how unsafe Facebook was. Now, what if the account of the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was compromised? Would you be able to trust the company? Would you be able to really put your private information on the website?
In what could be a embarrassment for Facebook, the fan page of Mark Zuckerberg; the founder of Facebook, was recently hacked. The person who hacked the account wasn’t as nasty as the Bristol Palin Twitter hacker, but he did leave a message on the Facebook fan page reportedly from Mark Zuckerberg.
The message as seen in the screenshot above was spotted by TechCrunch, however, within a few minutes or so the fan page for Mark was taken down. The message that was left says:
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" they way Nobel Price [sic] winner Muhammad Yunus described it? What do you think? #hackercup2011.
The message was definitely not left by Zuckerberg and even if he did, the entire Facebook page would not be taken down. So if the company’s founders account can be hacked, are we safe enough on Facebook? Can we trust them to take care of our private information? Would the recent security measures at Facebook change any of these things?
It is time to question what you put on Facebook. In the end no one’s account is safe.