Identity of Zuckerberg's hacker unknown, Facebook fixes bug

By on January 28, 2011, 11:55 AM
The hacker or group of hackers that managed to post on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's fan page has still not been identified; nobody has claimed to have done it and nobody has managed to figure it out for themselves. Facebook, meanwhile, has apparently plugged the security hole that let the hack occur in the first place.

"A bug enabled status postings by unauthorized people on a handful of pages," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. "The bug has been fixed." The company also noted that while a handful of public Facebook pages were disrupted, no personal user accounts were hacked. The bug was very limited in that it only applied to the ability to post.

The Guardian has done some solid sleuthing in an attempt to find the hacker's identity but ultimately hit a roadblock. The hack was possibly made from IP address 131.74.110.168, which points to the US department of defense in Williamsburg. Whether or not someone at the military was behind the hack, or someone who simply made sure to spoof their IP address, we'll probably never find out. If Facebook's public statement is to be believed, however, this particular hack won't ever happen again.





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gwailo247, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

That's pretty ironic considering that Facebook tracks pretty much what everyone does on the internet.

Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Nah, they won't find him (or her)..Unless they're an ***** obviously.

Guest said:

I'm just going to go ahead and file this under "Who gives a ****"

Guest said:

The world is so boring now days, that crap like this makes the headline.

Nothing personal.

Guest said:

Benny26: Nah, they won't find him (or her)..Unless their an ***** obviously.

Calling someone an ***** isn't the best thing to do when you use the wrong "they're" in your post. Come ON people....this is elementary school stuff!!!

Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Benny26: Nah, they won't find him (or her)..Unless their an ***** obviously.

Calling someone an ***** isn't the best thing to do when you use the wrong "they're" in your post. Come ON people....this is elementary school stuff!!!

Why did i always skip elementary classes and go straight for the firetruck?.....Anyways, thankyou for taking the keyboard time to point that out for me, Mr....Guest.

Emin3nce said:

Firetruck? What firetruck? I WANT MY FRIGGIN FIRETRUCK

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