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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page Hacked

Earlier today, a strange message appeared on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s fan page. It read as follows:


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? What do you think? #hackercup2011


Who wrote such an odd and seemingly drunken message? Well, if you believe the page, Zuckerberg himself did. Shortly after posting, the post had over 1,800 likes and nearly 500 comments.

Obviously, Zuckerberg didn’t actually write it. Or at least, we’re pretty sure he didn’t. Instead, it would appear that his fan page was hacked. Facebook has now taken down the page — but not before we grabbed a screenshot.

techcrunch team have reached out to them asking what exactly is going on. We’ll update when we hear back.

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