The Facebook wall of none other than Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hacked. The hacking was done by one Khalil, who is a white hat hacker from Palestine. Khalil submitted bug reports to the mega social networking site stating the vulnerability. This allowed him posting on anybody’s wall.
However, it was understood that the Facebook security did not take up the issue seriously. Khalil then went on to write directly on the wall of Mark Zuckerberg. There were details about the same on the blog of this white hat hacker.
According to the blog, he had submitted an entire description of the bug in question. He had also mentioned therein the proof of the same through the feedback page of Facebook. This is where the researchers stand a chance to win a reward of a minimum of $500.
However, after the first submission, he did not get any response from Facebook. The process was repeated on his part and got a sorry message indicating that the bug pointed out by him, wasn’t a bug actually.
The message Khalil posted on the wall of the Facebook CEO read, “First sorry for breaking your privacy and post to your wall, I has no other choice to make after all the reports I sent to the Facebook team .”
The white hat hacker got an email from Facebook within moments after blocking his account as a precautionary measure. This is when the security team fixed the bug. However, Facebook said that Khalil is not entitled to any reward, because he violated the terms of the services while posting to the wall of Mark Zuckerberg.
According to Facebook, a white hat hacker cannot exploit the bugs to make an impact on real-life users, which is not acceptable. Facebook has however admitted that their team should have been more attentive in following the submissions of Khalil earlier.