[ISN] Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg 'hacked into emails of rivals and journalists'

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 00:42:34 -0600 (CST)

By Mail Foreign Service
06th March 2010

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been accused of hacking into the 
email accounts of rivals and journalists.

The CEO of the world's most successful social networking website was 
accused of at least two breaches of privacy in a series of articles run 
by BusinessInsider.com.

As part of a two-year investigation detailing the founding of Facebook, 
the magazine uncovered what it claimed was evidence of the hackings in 

In the first instance, it said that, when Zuckerberg discovered that 
Harvard's student newspaper The Crimson was planning on running an 
article on him in 2004, he used reporters' Facebook logins to hack into 
their accounts.

In the second instance, the magazine claimed Zuckerberg hacked into the 
accounts of rivals at Harvard who accused him of stealing their idea for 
a social network. He then allegedly tried to sabotage the rival network 
they had set up.


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