Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook fan page was seemingly hacked yesterday by someone who posted the message that Facebook should become a “social business,” complete with a link to the Wikipedia page explaining the term. A social business, according to the Wikipedia page, is a business with “positive social objectives” where investors cannot take “profits out of the enterprise as dividends.” The bizarre message appeared on Zuckerberg’s fan page, which is followed by 2.8 million Facebook users.

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 [sic] winner Muhammad Yunus described it? #hackercup2011

The “hackercup” hashtag likely refers to Facebook’s own Hacker Cup, a programming competition, although the reference makes little sense in this context. The message was taken down quickly–although not, as MSNBC pointed out, before 1,803 people “liked” the message and 438 people commented on it. Facebook itself has made no comment on the message.

Warning From Sophos

“Facebook users – famous or not – need to take better care of their social networking security,” said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at internet security firm Sophos. “Mark Zuckerberg might be wanting to take a close look at his privacy and security settings after this embarrassing breach. 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. Maybe Mr Zuckerberg would be wise to get a refresher on computer security best practice.” 😆

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has his own Facebook fan page hacked. Sophos investigates.

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