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West Bank Palestinian man hacks Facebook page belonging to Mark Zuckerberg

By Mason White 2:03 PM August 20, 2013
Khalil Shreateh 

By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) A Palestinian controlled West Bank man was able to take control of a Facebook page belong to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, according to a series of posts published on Mark Zuckerberg’s account.

A Palestinian researcher posted a message on the Facebook page belonging CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week after he said that the site’s security team did not take his warnings about a security breach seriously.

“First of all, sorry for breaking your privacy and posting to your wall,” Khalil Shreateh wrote. “I had no choice after all the reports I sent the Facebook team,” he also wrote.

Shreateh, who describes himself as an unemployed security researcher with a degree in information systems, said he found a bug in the Facebook system that enabled him to post updates on any user’s page, including users that are not on his friends list.

Such a feat would be a virtual goldmine for spammers, scammers and others, who seek to take advantage of Facebook’s one billion users worldwide.

Shreateh published a series of emails he said were exchanged between him and the security team of Facebook.