California, USA. Internal investigations into the hacking of “fan page” of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that the security breach happened after Zuckerberg added a “suggested friend” to his personal profile. Sources indicate that the suggested friend’s profile had a display picture of a rather hot looking girl, which most probably led the Facebook founder to fall into the sinister trap.
The findings has been kept as “top secret” by the Facebook management, but was leaked by a “whistleblower” to credible websites like Faking News and WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks was busy validating the leaked information, while Faking News decided to go ahead and publish it.
“Zuck was rather bored that day and fiddling with his personal profile, like updating his current professional position as ‘I’m CEO, bitch’ etc.” the leaked report read, “That’s when he saw this hot looking girl under ‘People You May Know’ and added the profile as friend without thinking too much.”
The name of this “suggested friend” was not disclosed in the leaked report but it revealed that Sean Parker was shown as a common friend to Mark Zuckerberg’s profile. After Zuckerberg was friends with this girl, which is now suspected to be a fake profile, he is believed to have exchanged some messages, one of which had a dubious phishing link.
“Hey Zuck, you look so sexy in this pic, please allow me to tag you,” was the message that proved to be fatal for the Facebook founder as he ended up disclosing his username/email (shockingly firstname.lastname@example.org) and password (privacymyfoot).
The leaked report suggests that Facebook management was in tight spot whether they should disclose these details to the general public. While disclosing the details meant assurance to the rest of users that nothing was wrong in the basic security features of the social networking website, it also risked showing the organization’s founder as a rather dumb person.
Instead Facebook decided to confuse the users further by making them randomly go through a “social authentication” process to prove that they were not fake profiles, who could hoodwink Zuckerberg again.