Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Profile Hacked

By Vivek

Khalil Shreateh, from Palestine who seems to be evidently well versed in systems information and IT security has recently broke the privacy of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg by entering his profile page. But the man didn't do it for fun it seems but to report a bug that would be security threat to users. He successfully proved the vulnerability to Facebook authority by actually posting Enrique Iglesias video on the wall of Sarah Goodin who was not in his friend circle.

Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Profile Hacked


On the contrary, Goodin is Mark Zuckerberg college friend. Unfortunately, when it come to the notice of Facebook Security team, they simply dumped the critical vulnerability Shreateh had found that would allow anyone to post on someone's wall.

Just for the information, Facebook is said to have a policy to pay a minimum $500 bounty for any security flaws that a hacker finds. Thus, helpless Shreateh couldn't do much after that but hack into the profile page of the very Chief Executive, Mark Zuckerberg, where it is reported that he apologised and wrote that he had no other choice and also mentioned the earlier reports that he had sent about the same bug.

The development ended with the suspension of Shreateh's account and he was contacted by a Facebook security engineer requesting all the details of the exploit. And the company also refused to pay Shreateh for discovering the vulnerability because his actions violated Facebook's Terms of Service.

According to the condition, in order to get paid for discovering a bug as such one should make a good faith effort to avoid privacy violations and use a test account instead of a real account when investigating bugs. However, the authority reportedly also stated that they would pay Shreateh for the similar bug reports in future provided that it goes along with the terms and conditions of the social networking site.


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