Facebook Hacker Hijacks Zuckerberg's Wall
His bug report was ignored
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2013 3:51 AM CDT
Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.   (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

(Newser) – After Facebook engineers ignored his warning of a bug that allowed users to bypass privacy settings to post on anybody's timeline, a hacker managed to get some fast attention by using the bug on Mark Zuckerberg's page. "First sorry for breaking your privacy and post to your wall, i has no other choice to make after all the reports i sent to Facebook team," the Palestinian hacker wrote on the Facebook chief's page before explaining the security problem, Gizmodo reports. Facebook says the flaw has now been fixed—but because the hacker violated the site's terms of service, he will not be receiving the $500 reward Facebook gives security researchers who find bugs.

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K.KRANK
Aug 19, 2013 1:04 PM CDT
Just another reason why teens are leaving Facebook for Twitter (at least the smart ones are anyway). The Register reported this a couple of days ago although somewhat differently then how Facebook spins it today, says the Palestinian IT graduate bug finder tried to get Facebook's engineers attention about the bug a couple of times before he escalated to hacking Zuckerberg's page t.co/pnsM9Dkxwa
cantsufferfools
Aug 19, 2013 9:53 AM CDT
Gee, Zucky, guess what's gonna happen the next time they find a bug.
odowd80
Aug 19, 2013 8:23 AM CDT
Give the man his money, you cheapskate a55holes! In fact, give him $5,000.