(The Hosting News) – A breach of security Tuesday has gained some attention on the famed site Facebook as their founder, Mark Zuckerberg, noticed a new addition to his posts.
The message left on Zuckerberg’s wall 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 Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus described it? http://bit.ly/fs6rT3 What do you think? #hackercup2011”
Before it was removed from his personal page, the message garnered some 1,800 “likes” and about 400 comments.
Facebook released a statement acknowledging that “a bug enabled status postings by unauthorized people on a handful of public pages. The bug has been fixed” Joe Sullivan, chief security officer at Facebook, stated in an interview with CNET News, “It was a very limited bug in that it only applied the ability to post.” He continued to note that whoever had the ability to post such messages did not have access to private data that is on the Facebook account.
Mark Zuckerberg was not the only person to earn such the hackers attention while the Facebook bug was accessible. Another message was left by an anonymous hack on French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s wall on Sunday declaring he would not be running for re-election. Sarkozy’s response to the hacker was a statement on his wall saying no system is infallible.
While Facebook has made attempts to keep these attacks under wraps they issued a blog entry on Wednesday morning: “A Continued Commitment to Security.” It makes a point to address the Data Privacy Day Friday that has been recognized as an international effort to bring attention to data protection issues.
These most recent attacks on Facebook continue to bring the social networking giant to its knees addressing security and privacy concerns.