Facebook said today that it had upped its security levels after company founder Mark Zuckerberg’s page was hacked into the previous day.
The high-profile breach occurred Tuesday when a message was posted on Zuckerberg’s page, CNN.com reported.
“Let the hacking begin: If Facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a ‘social business’ the way Nobel Price winner Muhammad Yunus described it? http://bit.ly/fs6rT3 What do you think? #hackercup2011″
The posting got more than 1,800 “likes” before it was removed by Facebook.
No one has publicly taken credit for hacking into Zuckerberg’s page.
While Facebook did not comment on the incident, the California-based company posted a blog entry this morning titled: “A Continued Commitment to Security” detailing its efforts to improve safety and security on its site.
“That’s why we’ve developed a number of complex systems that operate behind the scenes to keep you secure on Facebook. In addition, we’ve created some advanced features you can use to help protect yourself even more, such as remote logout and one-time passwords. These features are especially useful when you’re uncertain whether your network or computer is secure. Today, we’re announcing two new such features,” the posting read. .
Furthermore, Facebook said it would “provide you with the ability to experience Facebook entirely over HTTPS. You should consider enabling this option if you frequently use Facebook from public Internet access points found at coffee shops, airports, libraries or schools. The option will exist as part of our advanced security features, which you can find in the “Account Security” section of the Account Settings page.”
The Zuckerberg breach also comes after a hacker posted a message Sunday on French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s wall.
Sarkozy wrote on Monday that his official Facebook page that it had been hacked the previous evening, “perhaps to remind me that no system is infallible.”
Content obtained from Post Wire Services with AP