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Mark Zuckerberg Timeline hacked by researcher after bug warning ignored

John E Dunn | Aug. 21, 2013
Facebook has blamed a misunderstanding for an embarrassing incident last week in which founder Mark Zuckerberg's Timeline was hacked to draw attention to a security flaw a researcher believed was being ignored by firm.

Some Hacker News argued that while Facebook's hardline stance on paying Shreateh was technically correct, it might still reinforce the view in some quarters that researchers could earn more by selling or 'Black Hatting' flaws to the highest bidder.

 

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