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Facebook board member's account gets hacked




Facebook board member's account gets hacked
Facebook board member's account gets hacked



http://social.venturebeat.com/2010/05/10/facebook-jim-breyer-hacked/ 

By Anthony Ha
Social Beat
May 10, 2010

It looks like the Facebook account of Jim Breyer, whose firm Accel 
Partners was an early investor in the social network and who sits on the 
company's board, was hacked over the weekend.

Breyer's account sent out a message to some of his Facebook friends 
asking them to RSVP for an event related to getting a "Facebook Phone 
Number." This message was apparently a result of a phishing attack -- a 
hacking attack where a user, in this case Breyer, unwittingly gives up 
his password through a hacker-controlled website deceptively engineered 
to resemble the real thing.

Facebook says the security issue has been resolved, but the fact that 
this happened still seems newsworthy for a couple reasons.

First, it shows that it's possible for even a sophisticated Facebook 
user like Breyer to become the victim of an attack.

[...]


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