In a hacking coup, Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page was hacked today, albeit only for a few minutes and with a very boring ‘fake’ status update.

To the delight of thousands, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg was the victim of some high-profile hacking when his fan page was hijacked.

The hacker posted a status update suggesting that Facebook became a ‘social business’ and focus on spending its millions on social housing and healthcare rather than lining the pockets of its investors (which include Goldman Sachs don’t you know).

The hacker’s update wondered why Facebook was going to the big banks for capital rather than choosing ‘microfinancing’ and letting average people invest in the company.

The hijacker wrote: “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 Prize winner Muhammad Yunus described it? What do you think? #hackercup2011”.

The hack was removed from Facebook within minutes, but had already received 500 comments and more than 1,800 ‘likes’.

To be honest though, we think up better status hijacks every time our colleague leaves his computer logged into Facebook.


Facebook has made no comments about how the hack occurred.

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How did Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page get hacked?

So how exactly did it happen? Here are some theories…

  • It was an inside joke.
  • Mark Zuckerberg used a password that was easy to guess.
  • Zuckergberg’s login details were stolen over the air through a wireless network.
  • Zuckerberg’s Facebook fan page is probably handled by a number of people, the hacker may have first gained access to one of these assistants’ accounts and then got access to the Zuckerberg page.