Hacker Proclaims He'll Go Up Against Facebook on Sunday

Chang Chi-yuan says he'll try to delete Mark Zuckerberg's page
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2018 9:52 AM CDT
In this May 1, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg makes the keynote address at F8, Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

(Newser) – If you're kind of down on Facebook these days, you may want to be up on Chang Chi-yuan. He's a Taiwanese hacker who says he plans to try to wipe out Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page at 6pm local time (6am EDT) Sunday and will livestream the attempt using, naturally, Facebook Live. Bloomberg describes Chang as a "self-professed bug bounty-hunter" who has achieved "minor celebrity" over his alleged past successes, which are said to include hacking into a transit system and buying a ticket for 3 cents. The Verge notes that if he's triumphant, it'll mark the second time Zuck's page has been hacked. "Let the hacking begin," read the start of a post made to his page in 2011 that called for the social network to become a "social business." (Read more hackers stories.)

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