June 20, 2011 1:09 PM | By Jason Buckland
Tech’s most notorious hack victims

Mark Zuckerberg



Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is pictured during a joint press conference on the sidelines of the G8 summit in Deauville, western France, on May 26, 2011. (© Thierry Orban/ABACAPRESS.COM)
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  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is pictured during a joint press conference on the sidelines of the G8 summit in Deauville, western France, on May 26, 2011. (© Thierry Orban/ABACAPRESS.COM)
  • Google's Gmail logo is seen on the company's online website. (© The Canadian Press/Steve White)
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  • In this Nov. 9, 2006 file photo, visitors at the Sony Building in downtown Tokyo play Sony's next-generation video game PlayStation 3 as its two-week-long free trial service goes on. Sony Corp. said Tuesday, April 26, 2011 that the credit card data of PlayStation users around the world may have been stolen in a hack that forced it to shut down its PlayStation Network for the past week, disconnecting 77 million user accounts. (© AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara, File)
  • Paris Hilton at the premier of the Sidekick 2 phone (© Debbie VanStory/Abaca)
  • MasterCard and Visa credit cards (© AP Photo/Jochen Krause, File)
  • Twitter user Sohaib Athar unwittingly Tweeted the May 1st raid that killed Osama bin Laden (pictured). (© AP Photo/Rahimullah Yousafzai, File)
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Even the world's most famous hacker isn't immune to cyber attack. Mark Zuckerberg, the social network founder who notably compromised the internal Harvard University system for his website FaceMash.com, which preceded Facebook, had his own profile page hacked last January. After news had passed that Facebook accepted $450 million in private funding from Goldman Sachs, an unnamed web user posted a cryptic message as the CEO's status update, suggesting Facebook allow its members to purchase a stake in the site: "If facebook (sic) needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn't Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way?"

The social network's programmers quickly fixed the bug that allowed the message to be posted to Zuckerberg's page.

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